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Letters from June 16, 2007

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Brought tears to my eyes

I read the column Torrens Talk by Val Torrens today titled “When it’s just so hard to say goodbye” (CK Reporter, June 13) and I must say it brought tears to my eyes, having just had to go through the same thing with my Billy about a month ago.

I wasn’t as lucky as Val was in having her Kimba for over 13 years. I only had Billy just under a year but what a joy he was. He wouldn’t go up or down the stairs but if I did he would wait at the stairs until I came back up or down.

Billy was a rather old dog when I got him and he had bad hind legs and I knew that I wouldn’t have him forever. But just a year, was that fair?

Billy and I bonded very fast. I think he was always well taken care of until his previous owner past away. I think he might have missed him a lot and that’s why he seemed to want to stay close to me. I liked that.

I’m lucky because I have three other dogs Sweet, Buddy and Jada that help me get through the passing of Billy. They truly are angels with four legs and a wagging tail.

MICK HORAN

Bremerton

Thank you

A successful Kids’ Day

Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue thanks the community for supporting the 22nd annual Kids’ Day on June 9. Despite the rain, the event was a huge success as noted by the attendance and numbers of people who commented on safety knowledge they gained at one or more booths. Many kids and their families were able to learn more about safety and making healthy choices at this year’s event.

CKFR hosted this year’s Kids’ Day in collaboration with local sponsors. Sponsors were Bremerton Firefighters I.A.F.F. Local 437, Brewton-Hight Insurance Agency, Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue, The Chiropractors Clinic, Fraternal Order of Eagles Local 192, Harrison Medical Center, Kitsap Credit Union, Kitsap County Commissioners, Kitsap County Fire Chiefs Association, Kitsap County Fire Commissioners Association, Kitsap County Parks & Recreation, Kitsap Insurance Professional, Kitsap Sun, Kitsap Transit, Professional Firefighters of Kitsap County I.A.F.F. Local 2819, KPS Health Plans, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Center, Mentor Company, My Gym and Washington State Life Safety Council Region 1.

Special recognition goes to Albertsons, Chico Towing, Dominos, Eastside Auto Wrecking, Starbucks and Suburban Propane for their generous contributions toward making Kids’ Day 2007 a success.

CKFR hopes kids fitted with bike helmets are able to put them to good use this summer and that the safety messages shared during Kids’ Day are remembered throughout the year.

Thank you for your enthusiastic support of Kids’ Day. We look forward to seeing you at the 23rd Annual Kids’ Day, June 7, 2008.

KEN BURDETTE

Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue Chief

Silverdale

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