February 11th 2009 1:45 pm
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It is with great pain and sorrow that we have to announce that our beloved Kenwood's Liam Erin passed away on January 28, 2009.
We have no idea what happened: a few days before, he looked a bit sluggish, so we took him to our vet who did all the necessary tests, exams and X-Rays, but everything was fine. She prescribed some pain killer to make him comfortable. A few days after, he woke up in the morning not looking good at all. We took him back to the vet straight away. Again, tests and all, nothing showed. We were sent home but they kept him gave him oxygen and fluid with a drip.
A few hours later, the vet called us and asked that we'll take him to an internal medicine specialist. At our arrival, we were told that he probably would not make it there, and asked if we wanted him to be euthanized. As we were talking about it, there was a great shuffle, nurses and vet running around.... and a few minutes later, we were told that he had passed away.
We spent a lot of time cuddling his beautiful warm body.
Our friend Grace, who has one Liam's son (Aidan) took him to her hobby farm just outside Charleston, SC, and buried him there. She is going to put a beautiful Irish Rose bush over his tomb.
We miss him, as he was the best dog anyone could wish for.
We are all sad and hurt by his premature death.
We will always remember and love him as he is still a part of us.
Arlette, Joel and Caitleen Juliette
May 31st 2007 11:11 am
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Hello Friends, I have been tagged twice, so I asked mom to write the 7 facts about me I have to divulge ;)
1/ I was born in a beautiful place in Canada. My human parents Mary and Ken are really nice, they allowed my new parents to adopt me and join Caitleen Juliette in Charleston, SC. To avoid me to take too many planes, they drove me to the US and I flew to Charleston without any trouble.
2/ My mom and dad were both champions, and from different side of the world. My new parents weren't interested in competition, so, the champions line stopped.
3/ As soon as I arrived to my new parents' home, and saw Caitleen, even though I was only a puppy, I fell in love with her, and I do believe the attraction was mutual.
4/ I have to say that even though we share a great love for each other, Caitleen since the day we met, has been the real BOSS! It was good when I was a little wee baby, because she showed me the ropes, told me what I could get away with, but now that I am all grown up, she keeps doing it. I love her so much that I don't say anything, as long as she leaves my food alone.
5/ I have learned to understand human language; well, I should say languages, as mom is French and speaks her native tongue fluently.
6/ My full name is Liam Erin and boy, when I hear mom use it, I know I am in trouble..... She doesn't need to yell, I know straight away that I have been busted;)
7/ I love my new parents and I know that they love me. Dad calls me "the slurp champion". so, it's not so bad, I am not a champion in the ring, but I'm still a "true champion" of something.
November 10th 2006 11:16 am
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If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can get going without pep pills,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when, no fault of
yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can say honestly that deep in your heart you have no prejudice
against creed, color, religion or politics,
Then, my Brother, you are as good as your dog.
---- Author unknown
Published in the Nov/Dec. issue of The North Carolina Mason.