Lizbeth died at my feet sometime in the early morning of September 25, 1998, so quietly that I did not notice exactly the hour. She was thirteen years and seven months old at the time of her death.
Lizbeth was whelped sometime in March, 1985. She came to me in August of that year with the litter name of Oreo, which seemed to me to be in poor taste.
Lizbeth came to public attention owing to my book Travels with Lizbeth which recounted our experiences with homelessness in 1988-1991. Some additional details of her life are recounted in an essay that appeared in Living with the Animals, edited by Gary Indiana. Lizbeth appeared in a video segment of Declarations a documentary mini-series that appeared on PBS, on CBS Sunday Morning, in People Magazine, Texas Monthly, Time, The New York Times Book Review, and in numerous newspapers.