Tessa Thomas (left) winning Best Miniature Long Puppy with Shenaligh Sea Holly at SDA 2003

The Officers and Committee of the Southern Dachshund Association wish to extend their deepest sympathies to Peter and the family of Tessa Thomas who sadly passed away last night.

Tessa was one of our most experienced Committee members and will be sadly missed.  She had bravely fought her cancer for over a year, but was so determined to continue to show her dogs and contribute to the Committees of which she was a member.  Everyone will remember her cheery smile and her willingness to help at all times.

Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.