Fritz was a stray, the "PET OF
THE WEEK" at the San Bernardino Animal Shelter that adopted us on Valentines Day in
Since we didn't know anything about him, we and our vet guessed at his age and
decided October 31st 1987 was reasonably close to his actual birth date.
In retrospect, Halloween was a perfect
He loved the visits of the Trick or Treaters, considering them guests to his
He got dressed up, visited the neighbors houses for treats and
always "scored" big time...
we got MOST of
He enjoyed Christmas and unwrapping
presents. Most remember him as an entertainer and beggar at those
He enjoyed walks in the hills and a cooling
Traveling was a pleasure and he loved the "road trips" to Carmel,
Monterey and Santa Barbara Four Seasons.
Besides the run in the surf chasing the seabirds, there
was the toweling off.
And cracked crab at Stearns Wharf.
And swordfish from Sardine
Factory, steaks from Buds Too
and ANYTHING from
Mario's Place in Riverside. Quite the
Everywhere he went he made friends.
We nicknamed him "Mister Rodgers" because of all the friends he made in the
He charmed another stray which we later named Muffin to join us, made a friend of
a pig named Winston, as well as a tough, one-eyed street cat named Rocky.
But best of all, was his friendship and
the unconditional love he gave us...
missed, never to be forgotten...
Born October 31st,
1987 Deceased March 22nd, 2000