We are sorry to announce the passing of Tara, beloved companion of Leonora Burton and a welcoming presence at the Country Goose on Main Street. Tara served as the matriarch of the Philipstown canine community and was also a much- appreciated columnist for this newspaper.

Leonora Burton with Tara
Leonora Burton with Tara

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10 replies on “Tara, Beloved Greeter at Country Goose, Passes Away”

  1. I will sorely miss Tara’s witty and sage comments in her weekly column. My sincere condolences.

  2. Lady Tara, it was an honor stepping over you as you lounged on the sidewalk or sharing a bench with you as we rested on Main Street or reading your ever-insightful columns in the paper. I hope our 9-month-old puppy grows to be half the dog you were. You are missed. Darryl & Malcolm

  3. A tribute to Tara: May the emptiness you have left in our hearts, the Country Goose, Main Street Cold Spring, Garrison and Chepstow South Wales Britain be filled with love and wonderful memories.

  4. Regretfully, I never actually met Tara but felt as though I knew her as well as I know my own black labradors. Her writings were always a delight to read and never failed to make you smile. I am so sorry she has gone but she will be joining two of mine so will not be alone which should make Leonora feel ever so slightly better. RIP lovely dog.

  5. I had the pleasure of meeting Dear Tara on quite a few occasions. It is true she seemed to be the owner of Main Street straddled across the sidewalk or sitting on the bench watching the world go by. Her daily meetings with her 4legged friends down at the beach. Yes she certainly loved life and loved her Human Mum, you did a good job Titch? Doggy heaven is a great place she will have lots of friends and think of all those lovely new smells.

  6. I am so happy I saw Tara resting in the doorway of The Country Goose just a few days ago. She seemed so at peace. What an amazing life she led. RIP Lady Tara.

  7. She will be missed by so many! It was an honor knowing Lady Tara for so many years. Peace and light to her family.

  8. Tara’s column was the first thing I turned to each week in The Paper. What a way with words (and people) she had! My condolences to you, Leonora, and to everyone whose life Tara so charmingly touched.

  9. Tara’s presence will always be part of The Country Goose. Rufus and I will miss her friendly greetings on our daily walks.

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