Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Patriots send their deepest sympathies to Mr. Bob Marino for the loss of his Beloved dog, Bella.

Mr. Bob Marino heads an organization named NYCdog. It was this group that fought the successful fight against the JPCA anti-dog lawsuit.

Here is a blog link e-mailed to us by a fellow dog lover:


Please read the text from the story below:

Bob Marino, president of NYC Dog led the successful campaign to legalize off-leash hours in New York parks so dogs can socialize and exercise together.

Today Bob lost his extraordinary Bella Abdog to cancer. I have been there, and it hurts like hell. Bella has been his constant companion for 11 years. The two of them: great huge Bella with her gentle soul, and Bob with his endless supply of treats for every dog they encountered, have been inseparable. Love to you Bob, and thank you for everything you've done to make New York one of the top 10 dog-friendly cities in the world.

Bob told me in email: "I would like to start a campaign to raise funds to get a tree planted in Central Park that would be a memorial tree for all dogs lost... we could hang a pic of our dog when s/he passes and at the holiday, photos of all dogs lost that year would be hung." I love that idea. I'll be happy to help.

I want to share with you part of Bob's message to members of NYC Dog. It's as lovely a Thanksgiving message as you'll hear anywhere:

"My mourning will pass but the memories of happier days will remain.

I wish you each a wonderful Thanksgiving. With most of the world living in dire poverty, we have much to be grateful for. Many of our own neighbors live lonely lives without friends or family. And some of those receiving this note bear silent burdens that would crush weaker beings. Our problems appear miniscule when put into perspective.

Share the joy of your day with those whom you love (2 or 4 legged) but please remember to do whatever you can to help those who are not as blessed. Say hello to a homeless person and look them in the eye. Call someone who might be alone. Donate time not just on Thanksgiving but when the crowds are gone but the need remains. Volunteer at an animal shelter to walk dogs that live 24/7 in tight cages. Donate blood so others might live. Or just smile and say hello to a stranger on the street."

In what has become a New York City tradition, when a local dog dies, owners and their friends post flyers so others will know. And so now, sadly, we'll post flyers about Bella.

See how even in his period of loss, he thinks of others. This is the way they approached the JPCA trying to work together as neighbors, not as enemies.

However, the JPCA always tries to vilify their detractors and approached Mr. Marino, his organization and all dog lovers as vicious individuals looking to destroy NYC parks. The truth is that Holden and his cronies are the true villains and destroyers of our community. The fact is you need to posses compassion, loyalty and kindness to be an animal lover. Unfortunately, Bob and his morons only have hate, disloyalty and wickedness in their hearts.


Anonymous said...

Good heavens, the off-leash Supreme Court decision is one year old. My, how time flies.

Holden and his henchmen sure got thier asses handed to them on that one!

Another loss for the JPCA executive board, and a huge personal embarassment for Holden because this was his pet issue(no pun intended). Now, of course, Bobby's moved on to his Gallagher obsession.

The JPCA flying monkeys, in their wickedness, tried to make hundreds of thousands of their fellow citizens' lives more difficult and unpleasant.

They failed miserably! Miserably!

david said...

Wow, i've never seen a site that makes dog owners look so greedy and pathetic.

dave said...

oh, i see, the posts need to be approved.

You're like the Fox News of dog blogs

Patrick Henry said...

Hey David.. or Dave... thanks for your comment.. please continue to read and enjoy!

~P. Henry

Anonymous said...

Hey David,

The guys dog dies so cut him a little slack. it seems like you don't like dogs which is fine I suppose. But the real question is "do dogs like David?" I'm guessing no.

Most dogs can pretty much see thru people and probably see you for what you really are. Pretty pathetic, and a loser. A dog sees that. I'm guessing the dog takes one look at you and thinks "prison bitch"

Lots of luck loser. And say hi to your friend Bob Holden and his Merry band of castaways

Mr Mojo Risin

Anonymous said...

I hear their making a new Giligan's Island with Bob Holden and his friends at the JPCA:

Bob Holden as Thurston Howell

Lorraine Sculli as Lovey Howell

Christina Wilkinson as Mary Ann after she let herself go

Paul Ditta as Gilligan

Tony Nunziato as Gilligan's Monkey "Gleep"

Ed Kampermann as the Skipper

And Robert Doocey as Ginger Grant (what a way to come out of the closet Bobby!)

Anonymous said...

By the way I forgot to include the professor becuase I couldn't think if anyone at the JPCA who had a high IQ...

Terri said...

I do not understand Dave's comments. He must have mistakenly typed in Dog Owners when he meant JPCA Board.

Now that's a comment that makes sense.