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For Rick Nash, in memory.

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  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:08 am on April 4th, 2014

    Morning. Thank you, Spence. Amen.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    8:09 am on April 4th, 2014

    We posted earlier this morning on Thursday’s blog, but will repeat how sorry we are for the loss of Rick. I met him last November when I had the opportunity to have breakfast with Rick, Marylou, Karen(Boobear’s mom), and her sister Linda. What a nice man and what a nice time we had. Marylou is lucky to have spent 38 years with the love of her life. Peace to Rick on his journey and to his family.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:10 am on April 4th, 2014

    In honor of Rick and ML, have a familial Friday.

  4. O'Howlers
    8:21 am on April 4th, 2014

    Thank you, Spence. We never met Rick, but we loved him because of his emails and messages from his knife shop. His humility and gratitude showed in each and every note.
    And we love ML as a sister (or an aunt, Mom’s sister).
    We are grieving for her and her girls and her pups, especially Belle.

  5. Billy's Buddy
    8:26 am on April 4th, 2014

    ML and family, loving thoughts to you.

  6. B. Stover
    8:41 am on April 4th, 2014

    ML: I’m so sorry.

  7. BooBear's Mom
    9:00 am on April 4th, 2014

    oh, damn, ML, just damn. I am so very sorry for your loss. How quickly that cancer works its evil. It does not seem possible that he is gone. Like Barb said, he was such a nice man. I really enjoyed meeting him.

    Hold tight to your family and friends now. We are here for you.

  8. Mollypop's Mom
    9:06 am on April 4th, 2014

    ML, I will cherish my knife and two flashlights. I’ll be thinking of Rick and all of you each time I use them.

  9. Tupper's Mama
    9:12 am on April 4th, 2014

    ML – there were prayers from all around the country surrounding your beloved husband. Each prayer was a star, lighting his path to his destination.
    We are sure that with all those prayers, with all that light, his journey was easy, well marked and beautiful.

    With tears, we are holding you, Angie, Nikki and all the rest of your family close.

  10. Wose-the small and meek
    9:25 am on April 4th, 2014

    Oh, no!
    ML: I am so terribly sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Just yesterday, I had mailed a check to the firehouse.
    I can’t believe how quick his passing happened.
    I never had the chance to meet Rick, but somehow I felt that he was a good and decent man who loved his family. (2 and 4 legged).

    Godspeed to him, and ML please know your other family is here for you. Anytime, anywhere, any day.

    May peace be with you and your family.


  11. BSD & Masquers
    9:29 am on April 4th, 2014

    Awakening very early this morning we read this sad news.
    Thank You, Tupper’s Mama, for expressing so beautifully Rick’s journey.
    ML: Crying here and holding you & your dear family close in
    Thoughts & Prayers.

  12. Rio's Friend
    10:28 am on April 4th, 2014

    ML, you and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of your family. You know we are all here for you and if you need anything, never ever hesitate to ask.
    Pugs and Kisses,

  13. Barb & Maggie
    11:24 am on April 4th, 2014

    We are off for the afternoon. Wonderfluffing first, then a bit of training, and then picking up Lyla at 3:00. Back later.

  14. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    11:35 am on April 4th, 2014

    Just saw Spence’s post this morning and checked the news from last night. ML, words do not begin to express our sadness at how quickly he slipped away. Hopefully there is at least some small comfort from all the love and concern expressed during his last days, both on this blog but also in the community where he lived and worked, and so many had rallied their support to help him fight this dreaded disease. Hugs for you, Angie, Nikki and the members of the nation within, with whom he shared his love.

  15. Wose-the small and meek
    11:59 am on April 4th, 2014

    Rio, when you are able, please check your SDD.

  16. Siber-H
    12:06 pm on April 4th, 2014

    ML, Angie, and Nikki, We are crying with you and so sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved husband and dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are here for you. Hugs and love from your neighbors in NM.

  17. Macy's mom
    12:15 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Thank you all for these loving words of support. I feel like today is his virtual memorial. We hope to have the physical one next Saturday. I am pretty sure that Rick would have preferred a nice family get-together like we had for his mom, but he put in his years of service to the city, and he deserves the honors that the Brothers of the Fire Service will provide for him. As soon as they heard the news last night, two honor guards arrived to stay with him until the funeral home came to get him.

    Please, everyone, have a phantastic Pfiday.

    Love you all

  18. ALR
    12:18 pm on April 4th, 2014

    How strange it seems to me to be shedding tears for a family I have never met. But yet, here are the tears. I think that in part they are tears of rememberance of other losses and knowing the pain and all that these days have held and will hold for Rick’s family. May they feel peace. Bless all in this virtual family who are holding them up as they walk the tiring path. And once again a quote from a poem by Nancy Wood: For Rick….”Your courage travels with you. Your example is left behind, So that others may know…..The sweetness of your time.

  19. Macy's mom
    12:28 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Annnnnd, life goes on.

  20. Masquers
    12:49 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom: I am very glad to hear Rick will have a great memorial service that is fitting the wonderful man he was.
    And, may I say, you are one of the bravest people I know.

  21. Princess Sam
    1:13 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom, the funeral service with all the honors for Rick are for his family too. You can be very proud.

  22. Billy's Buddy
    1:46 pm on April 4th, 2014

    And ML: Thank you for your wonderful sense of humor. Just sayin’.

  23. O'Howlers
    1:47 pm on April 4th, 2014

    I love Macy’s mom. Your sense of humor is what makes you so strong. Never lose it. (It helps me be strong too).

  24. O'Howlers
    1:48 pm on April 4th, 2014

    LL and us are twins! Just sayin’.

  25. Billy's Buddy
    1:53 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Love being twins with youse!

  26. dawson
    2:12 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom: In honor of Rick, I am going to be super nice to the man who lives in this house, all day long!

  27. Melanie
    2:59 pm on April 4th, 2014

    I am sorry to hear of Rick’s death, too. Melanie gave me some of his knives for Christmas and told me about him. He sounded like a lovely man. It hurts a lot, ML but I guess it doesn’t keep us crying forever.

  28. Herd of Hounds
    3:06 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom, you should have an SDD. (From an interweb inept sister)

  29. Fern
    3:33 pm on April 4th, 2014

    It’s here! A new little house just showed up, and Mom says it is mine mine mine! She must be right, because there is a carving right on the door of me me me!!!! i will be busy packng my bags tonight. I will leave a forwarding address so youse can reach me.

  30. Siber-H
    3:37 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Fern? Are you going to be living alone now?
    Nothing wrong with living alone. I like to spend a great deal of time outside by myself.

  31. Fern
    3:41 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Siber, I spend most of my time alone in this crummy laundry room that somebody poops all over, while she fawns all over those damn huskies.

  32. Siber-H
    3:43 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Fern, Life will get better. You will have your own house now.
    Make the rents get you direct tv and internet.

  33. Meashka
    3:45 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Did youse guys notice our anonymous sidekick’s story on And he didn’t even run the race!!!! I want to hear the gory details from OFM.

  34. Siber-H
    4:06 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Meashka, I do too. I am sure AJ has many interesting stories to tell from this year’s Iditarod trail.

  35. Herd of Hounds
    4:12 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Perhaps A.J. is embarrassed to share. He has aspirations of finishing better and thinks he let us down, as if he could! We should not pester him for a bit. Maybe it is like PTS.

  36. Meashka
    4:34 pm on April 4th, 2014

    One thing about the Sidekick: he will probably figure out a way to post on facebookie while those dogs are running. Heh heh!

  37. Staff
    4:35 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Dear Macy’s Mom,
    We here are very sad to hear of your loss. Hugs and kisses to you and your family. Peace be with you.

    Alice, Abbie and Staff

  38. Wose-the small and meek
    5:15 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Fern! Your own house! I, too, like to spend time alone. I wish I had my own little cabin in the woods. May we see a picture of you new house?

  39. O'Howlers
    5:35 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Wose, we will post a picturetomorrow after Fern moves into her new home.

    Meantime, it is Pizza Night. Adios Amigos!

  40. Wose-the small and meek
    5:42 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Thanks, Howlers. Go and enjoy that pizza!!!!

  41. Herd of Hounds
    5:45 pm on April 4th, 2014

    An attempt at technology (1980’s style)

  42. Herd of Hounds
    5:47 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Oh my Dawg, mom may have posted her first link! if it works, we are…with a coupla brothers.

  43. Mollypop's Mom
    6:49 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Fern, Queen of the Chickens, I can’t wait to see your new home.

  44. Drty Daddy Dawg
    6:53 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Knew all y’all gals would drag the mommy into the 20th century at least. Thanks.

  45. Wose-the small and meek
    7:08 pm on April 4th, 2014

    MPM: Did LouLou get shorn like a sheep today?

  46. Mollypop's Mom
    7:19 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Wose, yes she did. It was great to get rid of all that hair that was starting to get matted. I owe a picture on the block because she looks so darn cute.

  47. Diane C.
    7:45 pm on April 4th, 2014

    ML–I just got caught up and cannot improve on what others have already said. When you next see Rick it will be a joyous reunion, and I hope the love of your friends on this blog and everywhere may be a support and comfort to you and your family.

  48. Diane C.
    7:47 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Fern–congratulations on becoming a householder/homeowner.

  49. Diane C.
    7:49 pm on April 4th, 2014

    B and M–“Wonderfluffing”?

  50. Mollypop's Mom
    7:57 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Diane C, Wonderfluff is a product that was used on my Mollypop.

  51. Diane C.
    8:10 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Mollypop’s Mom–It’s a real thing? I’m assuming a hair product?
    (Geez, I had to retype 60% of this due to typos–time for me to hit the warm soft bed with warm soft doggies…)

  52. Siber-H
    8:15 pm on April 4th, 2014

    That is a really good question…is wonderfluff a real product? I know what it means when we use the term here on the blog, but that is all I know. We usually use it as a verb.

  53. Mollypop's Mom
    8:17 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Diane C. It is a great product! Fluffy!

  54. Mollypop's Mom
    8:21 pm on April 4th, 2014

    I still have the product, but I don’t know if it’s available for purchase any longer.

  55. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:27 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Fern!…I wonder how much her mortgage will be….heh!heh!…Fern might have to get a job…snort!

  56. Wose-the small and meek
    8:31 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Diane, Wonderfluffing is a word we use when 2 or 4 legged is getting groomed, or shorn like a sheep.

    MPM, I’m sure LouLou will look so cute in her new haircut.

  57. Herd of Hounds
    8:32 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Maybe she can do physical therapy videos…like when she was really hurt! Ya never know!

  58. Wose-the small and meek
    8:35 pm on April 4th, 2014

    The lovely Alice M. Is up top.

    I was just listening to some tunes on my IPod, and it made me wonder what list of songs we chose for AJ on the trail.
    Pixie, is there a possibility you would post the list some time?

  59. Wose-the small and meek
    8:36 pm on April 4th, 2014

    I looked up at the night sky and saw the Purple Princess and Rick doing the two-step.

  60. Diane C.
    8:52 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Wose–I’ll need to check onthis but it wpn’t be dark here for another hour (the two-step, you say? Not a cakewalk (or something comparably ragtime?)
    Conan gets his teeth wonder-whitened on Monday…

  61. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Maskers!…Are youse guys all caught up on The Good Wife?…sniffle!…I am watching the latest one. We are having a hard time getting through it…wheeze!…Then the phone rang and my friend had to be all professional and composed while she talked to someone about something important. All the while she just wanted to cry…sob!…Hope I didn’t give too much away.

  62. Staff
    9:31 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Nighty noodle everyone. It has been a long quiet day. I have laryngitis and can only whisper. No one pays any attention to me when I whisper. grump I hope to be able to speak tomorrow.

  63. Staff
    9:34 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Refresh, then post…

    Rio, Dawson was watching that Good Wife show when she was here. She said it was different, or exciting or something like that.

    Now I am really going to bed, perchance to sleep.

  64. Tupper and Gilly
    9:35 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Oh Staff – laryngitis? Oh no. Make the man of the house get you a bell, a notebook, a pen and wait on you hand and foot. You need lots of hot tea with honey, alternating with cool ice cream.
    And foot rubs. Not sure what that has to do with laryngitis, but what the heck. Take ’em if you can get ’em.

  65. Barb & Maggie
    9:41 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Back from training, babysitting and then fish fry at the Moose. Busy day!

    We say wonderfluffig to mean grooming for the 4 leggeds, and haircut or hair styling for the 2 leggeds. Barb thinks that it might be a real product that they use in cattle showing that fluffs up the tail hair and makes it look fluffy.

  66. Tupper's Mama
    10:16 pm on April 4th, 2014

    ALR – hmmm A Loyal Reader?

  67. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Hmmm!… We are up watching the Home Opener of our baseball team….sniff!…Rocks lead 4 – 0 but someone is betting we will not make it till the very end…wuffle!…Today was a tough day in all sorts of ways…wheeze!

    Yester-year!…My friend remembers when she worked Downtown and her boss would let the whole dept out to go have lunch in LoDo and then buy them all Rock-pile tickets for like a 1.50 and they would all watch the Home-Opener. It was great FUN. Nothing like being downtown during the home opener…heh!heh!…The amazing thing was Her boss at the time was English, but he loved baseball…snorkel!…She will never forget that guy, that’s for sure.

  68. Barb & Maggie
    10:21 pm on April 4th, 2014

    A foot massage? What could be better than that! Go for it Staff!

    Must say good night all.

  69. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:28 pm on April 4th, 2014

    ALR!… A Very mysterious and thoughtful lurker/poster…heh!…A Thoughtful Reader is a very good guess…snort!….For some reason I think it is a member of Spencer’s family…chuffle!…Out!Out!Out!..Come out an tell us who you are! Apparently, you have been with us a very long time to have the same deep feelings as we all do…sniff!sniff!…OUT! I say!…heh!heh!

  70. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:31 pm on April 4th, 2014

    ALR!… I meant to type a A Loyal Reader…but also A Thoughtful Reader works too if you substitute the letter “L” for “T”, I guess…wheeze!

  71. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:36 pm on April 4th, 2014

    ALR….Here is what my friend thought the first time she read a post by ALR….grunt!…She thought the acronym stood for Rosie L. Abrahams – backwards…chuffle!….I have no idea what Rosie’s middle name is, but that is what someone here thought right off the ole bat…snort!…Not me, I’m not good at speculating stuff that could or could not be…sniff!

  72. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on April 4th, 2014

    Alone….No one is up speculating with me so someone here has decided it is time to call it a day…sniff!…Put it in the books and up on the shelf…heh!…Chalk it up to life on Earth. …wheeze!…Goodnight.

  73. ALR
    12:18 am on April 5th, 2014

    Ha! I am a loyal reader for sure, but not related to Spence! Maybe I could get an advance copy if I were!

    My longtime virtual family has gone through many phases and may be on a bit of a downhill slide at the moment, but we all love Yellowstone National Park and meet up there often in small and large groups for hikes and meals and fun times together. The page for all of us to chat about things other than Yellowstone became The Loon Page, as in Yellowstone Loons, and we had identifying stickers for our cars and pins for our jackets so we could spot each other in the park. We are a family just like here.

    As for my sign on, ALR, I was calling myself A Loon Reader (of the page) and one friend shortened it to ALR. It stuck. I am happy to think of it as A Loyal Reader as well! My real name is Sandra and now you know the story! Of course I have no idea if any of you are still awake to read it! Would you like to meet me in Yellowstone in the Fall? I could show you some amazing sights!

  74. C.hobbiti
    1:48 am on April 5th, 2014

    ALR: my iPad corrects your name to ALREADY. Do you have pets? I’ve always wanted to go to Yellowstone…

  75. O'Howlers
    6:13 am on April 5th, 2014

    The Hobbit has become Italian: Hobbiti. Heh!
    Welcome ALR a.k.a. Sandra. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and concern.

  76. Diane C.
    6:53 am on April 5th, 2014

    ALR–It’s good to meet you! Also interesting to find out about the Yellowstone Loons.

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