Sir Patrick, The Valiant, AKA Paddy, was laid to rest today, February 2nd, 2013. He was aged ten years.
He is survived by his siblings, Jones, Gretchen, Dolly, George and Mr. Bill.
Janet adopted Paddy when he was a puppy from a professional AKC registered breeder in West Virginia. He has been her constant companion and friend.
The remains will be interred here on our property.
Paddy was Chairman and Director of the Hospitality and Welcoming Committee here in our home. When guests arrived, Paddy would meet them at the door and welcome everyone warmly. His people skills were rarely matched and will never be exceeded.
Paddy had recently developed pancreatitis and his quality of life was degrading rapidly. This morning, Janet and I found him in a condition that brought us to understand it was time to make that most difficult decision. Dr. Karen Thomason, Veterinarian of Blue Ridge Animal Hospital here in Floyd was most compassionate and understanding and helped us through this.
We miss you, Paddy. You will forever remain in our hearts.