Goodbye Fritz

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Fritz was a stray, the  "PET OF THE WEEK" at the San Bernardino Animal Shelter that adopted us on Valentines Day in 1988.  
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

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In retrospect, Halloween was a perfect choice.  
He loved the visits of the Trick or Treaters, considering them guests to his birthday celebration.  
He got dressed up, visited the neighbors houses for treats and always "scored" big time...

we got  MOST of his "Snickers".

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He enjoyed Christmas and unwrapping presents.    Most remember him as an entertainer and beggar at those holiday parties.

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He enjoyed walks in the hills and a cooling dip afterward. 
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 gourmand...

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Everywhere he went he made friends.   We nicknamed him "Mister Rodgers" because of all the friends he made in the neighborhood. 
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.

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But best of all, was his friendship and the unconditional love he gave us... 

Sorely missed,  never to be forgotten...

Born October 31st, 1987           Deceased March 22nd, 2000