I must say that I am more than glad that I did this recap post, as it brought a surprising and sad email from a friend. I hope that he doesn't mind me sharing this, but I received an email from Ron, from the Ron and Kili recap in the 2008 post. I read it just as I was walking in to work, and by the time I was to my desk, I was in tears.
(last names and locations removed to protect privacy!)
Remember back in 2008 you helped in campaigning for votes for Ron and Kili. Ron and Kili had entered a video contest on YouTube as residents from Bayshore Apartments, You had urged all your contacts to vote for Ron and Kili. Ron and Kili had received over 6,500 votes from YouTube viewers and from 37 countries.
Kili and I thank you for your wonderful support in 2008. January 3, 2011, Kili passed away from a long illness from copper toxicity. Kili had been Ron's faithful Service Assistance canine since July 2002. You remember watching Kili remove clothes from Ron's electric dryer while filming Ron and Kili episode on YouTube.
Thank you and your many friends for supporting Ron and Kili in 2008.
Ron and Kili
My deepest sympathy goes out to Ron, as Kili was a great companion. She will be missed, and will live forever in our hearts.
I talked to my friend, Beth, whom I had showed the video to back in 2008 and she remembered how cute it was to see Kili taking the clothes out of the dryer. She told me that she will talk to Mr Willie tonight and tell him to show Kili around the Rainbow Bridge.
I feel like there was a reason that I was to do this recap.. and perhaps this reconnection was the reason... kinda odd how God works things out...