Back in 1999, my son Brian (also a Delmore Realty Realtor) made a visit to the local animal shelter and came home with a poi (Heinz 57) dog. This was his idea not his Mom or mine. But this dog was cute and very smart so we said okay. Within a year Brian had departed for California for the next ten years and we had his dog. Well that dog sort of also became our dog. Now it was a 75 pound part pointer and we had a lot of learning lessons. Buddy chewed up my son’s new leather shoes and also decided he liked to bury cell phones and calculators. We set him up on a morning walk schedule. Buddy walked about 350 days a year two to three miles each day with my wife and I and our best friends, the Bowmans, and sometimes further with me. This went on for over 13 years. Brian came back about a year ago but all the really good days were gone with Buddy. Buddy was a terrific dog and a great ocean swimmer also but Buddy had developed cancer and today (10-9-12) he passed on. What a sad horrible feeling to know your best Buddy won’t be with you on those morning walks. Tears flowed from Tom, Young, Brian, Kim and Kevin today.
Tom Delmore 10/9/12