Flowers of the Forest...in memory of RiverRat

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by DFlynt, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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    We've lost a member of our FTF family

    Tri70 posted over in the Range Report section, that RiverRat68 passed away on June 15th, Tri confirmed it with River's daughter

    R.I.P. RiverRat you will be missed.
     
  2. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My condolences and prayers to the family.
     

  3. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    May he rest in peace.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I am so saddened by this. River Rat and I formed a friendship when he was in rehab and his dog accidentally got sent to the pound. I made some phone calls out to Las Vegas and helped secure the dog until his friend can pick the dog up. RiverRat made arrangements to have the dog flown to me should anything happen to him. I wonder where the dog is. If his daughter or friend is keeping Toby, that's fine. I just hope it didn't end up in the shelter again.

    Can someone confirm with his daughter where Toby is? River Rat had it all worked out with an airlines to get the dog to me. But someone would have to initiate the transportation.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    it is a sad day to find out one of our members has passed on.

    RIP RiverRat.
     

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  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Rest in peace!

    Here is hoping RR is floating a nice river through some groovy scenery in whatever hereafter there is.
     
  7. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I hope he finds peace. My condolences and prayers to the family.....
     
  8. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    RIP RiverRat

    Keep the range in Heaven warm for us.

    WOC keep us posted on Toby, I hope you get him.
     
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  9. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    vvery sad

    Although i did not know the man this saddens me nevertheless, because he had to be agood person if he was owned by a dog. Rest in Peace brave warrior
     
  10. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    RiverRat steps into another dimension. May he remember us as well as we remember him. :)
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I am absolutely torn up here. I just checked my gmail, which I don't check very often. There was an email from River Rat telling me he felt he was dying and wanted to send his dog to me. It is dated June 12th. I can't stop crying. I let a good man and his dog down. I can only hope I can find Toby. I can't tell you how grief stricken I am.

    Can anyone help me with this quest?
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Seriously. I am losing it here. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I should pursue this?
     
  13. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    PM Tri70, maybe he can give you contact info for RR's daughter.
     
  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Don't beat yourself up Winds; you have been pretty busy lately. You can get this done.

    If we need to take up a collection for doggie transport, I am interested in contributing.
     
  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Tri70 is keeping in contact with me as I type and he is doing all he can for me. If that dog went to the shelter, I will have a very hard time forgiving myself. I sent River Rat a PM on May 7th and he was status quo, which wasn't the best of health but he was living independently with a watchful eye of his friend who holds the info and money to ship Toby to me. But that friend is out of the country for two weeks.

    Why didn't I check my gmail more often???? River Rat was counting on me and I let him down.
     
  16. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Winds, it will work out. you have a huge heart and to even offer was gracious. just keep in contact with TRI70 and it'll be alright. we all get busy and have lots going on. don't beat yourself up over it. keep the faith girl.
     
  17. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    WOC it is hard to express the amount of respect I have for you, the convictions you feel for the promise you made are truly inspiring.

    I'm with Orangello!!
     
  18. molonlabexx

    molonlabexx New Member

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    God bless and fair tides river rat. We will all be with one day.
     
  19. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    i found an old email between River Rat and I discussing having the dog shipped. In it was the name and phone number of the friend who would be shipping the dog. I called him and was able to reach him. He didn't even know RR had passed as he was in Europe at the time. He is making calls and following up tomorrow morning. He suspects the dog might be being cared for by RR's boss. I'll know what's what tomorrow.
     
  20. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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    Let us hope this is true! :)