ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Those who knew Lisa Keebler will tell you how much of a people person she was, how easy it was to leave the East Mountain stores where she worked with a smile and a new friendship after a few moments of talking and laughing with her.
“I met her when she was working in the liquor department of Moriarty Food Grocery Store when I’d go there after work to get a beer,” said Tiffani Hilliard of Edgewood. “We just hit it off and became friends.”
So yes, Keebler loved people. But dogs – well, she loved them to death.
Which may be, at least in part, why Keebler, 56, passed away July 8. But it’s also why her beloved dog, Boomer, is still loved months after her passing.
Boomer is a middle-aged Australian shepherd who is blind and has diabetes. It takes a special person to love a dog like that. Keebler was that special person.