Judith Moore's Lily
We've all heard the sexist lie that behind every great man there's a great woman. Truth is, behind every great person there's a great animal, and that's just what we're going to showcase in "The Zero Pack."
First up: Lily the Dachshund owned by Judith Moore,
author of Never Eat Your Heart Out.
The Zero is deeply saddened to bring our visitors the news of the death of Lily's beloved human, Judith Moore. Following a valiant battle with cancer, Judith was taken from us in May, 2006. Regular Zero visitors are familiar with Judith's books Never Eat Your Heart Out and Fat Girl. Some will also be familiar with her two NEA awards and Guggenheim fellowship. As noted by The Arizona Republic, "Moore was also a senior editor at the San Diego Reader, a weekly newspaper, where she was known for her almost uncanny intuition about how to bring out the best in writers."
Judith Moore was all that and far more: a great lady whose heart was always in the right place. The world is a poorer place for her absence.
"Moore Turned a Bitter Childhood Into Fiery, Honest Art"
(San Francisco Chronicle, June 20, 2006)
Update 01/2005: Lily the Dachshund celebrates Christmas 2004 the way any noble ratter would—with a toast of water! Happy holidays, Lily!
If you're dumb enough to laugh at the short-legged, elongated dachshund, you're probably also foolish enough to be her next victim. The dachshund as we know it today was bred some 300 years ago in Germany to hunt badger, fox, and rabbit; they haven't softened since.
You don't want to mess with Lily. Ask the street drunk who put his hand on Lily's human how he liked those tooth marks on his trouser cuff. This girl is a true warrior sausage, as fierce and as loyal as she is long. If you're Lily's friend, however, and she has many, you soon learn that her big chest holds a big heart. This is 22 pounds of sweet, courageous dog.
Here's Lily with her very computer literate, nine-year-old friend Nicholas.