To Phred, a cherished friend...Godspeed

Jon "Phred" M. , Retired Cheif Fire Guy, with his pups, Cinder & Smoke

Yesterday there was a mob scene at the Rainbow Bridge. One of furkind's most beloved friends arrived at the gate on "God's Silver Kloud", our dear friend Jon, fondly know as "Phred". There were tails wagging, excited yipping & yapping, and many many licks placed on his ole' face fur sure!

"Phred rescued me!" says Bowser, the little husky mix. "Me too!" chimes in another, and another, and another. "Phred planted a tree in my honor!" "Oh yes, there are many trees" cried several more pups. "And a bench, and a shelter" "Phred calls my people & checks in on them", and "Phred's Prayer Pups prayed fur every one of us at one time or another."

Everyone who knows him, whether through real or virtual means, will miss his kindness, his compassion, and his special brand of humor. Phred had a heart of gold, there are hundreds of stories from folks about how he helped them, generously sharing his wisdom, wit, and wealth, when they were most needed. And nobody can tell a story from a pups' point of view like Phred.

Star, Sherman, my husband JoJoe and I had the pleasure of spending time with Phred at the many picnics he organized for our on-line group of pet owners. People came literally from across the country to these picnics, all of us brought together by our love for our pets, and Phred's amazing ability to make it all happen.

pic nic in 07-(Phred & his pups Cinder & Smokey-front row, right side.)
Star supervising Phred's photo session

Have a safe journey, dear friend, we'll try & keep things runnin' on this ole' dirtball, but it wont be the same without you. Thanks for everything you've done. Gonna miss our talks. Please keep watch over all our furkids up there, till we all gather again for another picnic in God's big beautiful dog park over the Rainbow Bridge. We love ya!

Pat and the Cybersibes pack


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We weren't lukhky enough to know Phred BUT we've read your past khomments here AND those on FB -

We are sorry fur the loss of this pawesome human -

I'm sure there are lots of pawties going with Phred as the special guest of honour!

PeeEssWoo: We'll light a khandle fur him tonight...please go snoof your mom fur us now!

bbes tribe said...

We did not know Phred but he must have been awesome. Helping the furkids & all.
We will keep him in our thoughts.

Benny and Lily said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. He sure sounds special
Benny & Lily

Amy and the Huskies said...

Beautiful tribute. Phred was a great guy, he is sorely missed already.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We didn't know Phred either, but knowing how special he was to you has us convinced that we missed out on a great pal. We hope he found Dakota with all of his other furiends there and they are all having a great party. Hugs to you from us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder,and Ciara

denofwolves said...

What happened to his dogs?

♥♥♥♥Team Husky♥♥♥♥ said...

We didn't know Phred but we sure can tell how much he was loved and what a wonderful person he was! We had tears in our eyes reading your lovely tribute to Phred.

It was pawsome to see dear Sherman and Star (and their Mom too!) with Phred in the photos.

Oh what a greeting Phred will have received at the Bridge! I bet your pups and sp many others are having so much fun with him right now!

Team Husky

Elyse K said...

A never-ending picnic at God's dog park at the Rainbow Bridge.

Thank you for this lovely tribute!

I'm with Team Husky- it is pawesome to see Hu-Mom, Sherman and Star in these pictures.

Holly and Khady said...

Phred sure sounds like a wonderful person and we are so sorry for his loss. I'm sure he is leading a party at the bridge.

Holly and Khady

Wild Dingo said...

Oh boy. I didn't get to this too soon. i'm so sorry. too much to bear. He seemed like the kind of guy I would have loved to have known. What a star.

warm wishes,
wild dingo

Sam said...

Phred sounds like someone we would have liked to know.


Anna said...

Pat that was a beautiful tribute. We were all lucky to have known him.