LETTER: Local celebrity Licia passes on

To the editor,

I am writing to inform the kind people of Truckee of the passing of Licia, the black dog that was the star of the Humane Society Pet Show on channel 6 for several years. Those of you who were able to see Licia in action (or inaction as was sometimes the case) remember her good nature and unflappability.

Licia was adopted from a commune in Davis during Dr. Bloomfield’s post-doctoral residency training in zoo and wildlife medicine. She made the happy transition from the heat of the Central Valley to her wonderful yard in the High Sierra. She was a demonstrator dog to many school groups as well as our Cub Scout Pack and continued to do TV shows until well into her golden years.

She will be remembered by her family as the most proficient food thief ever and the dog that was never sick or had a cut except the day she stole seven loaves of uncooked rising French Bread off the counter, and at that only missed dinner that night.

Licia is survived by her canine friends Trilian and Scuddles and her feline family, Bebe and Bob as well as her two children pack mates Ben and Katherine.

She was a rare dog who we will miss and remember dearly. We wanted to share her passing with her fans and assure all of you that after a stealing my son’s lunch one last time and chewing open the Tupperware container inside, she then quietly passed on in her sleep.

In lieu of flowers or cards, those so disposed can kindly make donations to the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe.

Again, it is always an honor to serve the people and pets in Truckee. Licia loved her time here and especially in the Channel 6 studio. Rest in peace little girl.

Brooks Bloomfield, DVM


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