Thursday, February 02, 2006

He's no lion and he's no coward either

I just found out that on Tuesday our good friend Cameron died of complications from a surgery to alleviate some problems related to a tumor.

We here at 117 Hudson have a rule that on days like this, days when we find out that we've lost a canine companion, we honor them by giving extra treats, love and walks to the ones who are still around. So, please give your dogs and cats and birds and newts an extra treat or 5 today. If you feel they must only have treats when they have accomplished something may I suggest, "Good breathing!" or "Nice standing." You know, something they've mastered.

At four months old Cameron was found with a broken leg and his signature crank tail outside an elementary school in Nashville, TN. He was a well-traveled, well-loved, spectacular dog and he is missed.

Cameron is dressed as the Cowardly Lion in the picture above. Emily is the Tin Man, Sylvie is Dorothy and Georgia is the Scarecrow.


  1. Very nice--your entry, that is, not about the dog, of course. That's sad. But it looks like, as dog's lives go, he finally got a good one. I had no idea there were so many interesting canines doing theater. My hamster will get a slice of sunflower seed cheesecake in Cameron's honor.

  2. Small One is getting treats anyway, given that he cheated death (again) this week. Of course, the treats come with a cost to him, as we use the chicken broth and saucers of milk to get him drooling, thus making the pills go down easier.

    Condolences on the passing of the pooch. Please scritch Miss Emmie for me.

  3. Thanks for your wonderful comments on our blog Kizz. We are so unbearably sad about Cam being gone, I still can't believe it's true. It's like losing your child and best friend all at once. We are just lost without him, but it helps to know that so many people cared about him. XXOO to you and our favorite squeaking dog, Emily.