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Message 8998 - Posted: 18 Jun 2011 | 3:30:53 UTC

With a heavy heart it saddens me to have to tell the crew that Rusty, our first mate, died this evening.

He was 10 years old, which is getting up there for a golden retriever, but not old enough that this was expected. He had just visited the vet less than a week earlier, and passed with flying colors. Whatever took him, and we don't know yet what it was, happened fairly quickly. He was fine around 4:30, acting a little strange when I returned around 6:00, lay down with labored breathing, and died around 7:00.

This project has not been active for a while, but those who were here when it was will remember that I often used Rusty's account for testing, and made him a part of this crew the way he was a part of our crew here at home. One of the things I loved about him was that he was very curious and interested in whatever we would come across; that trait is also something I enjoyed seeing, or at least encouraging, in this pirate crew.

Please, wherever ye be, join me in raising yer glass of grog to toast one of the finest friends I've known. To Rusty!
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Message 8999 - Posted: 18 Jun 2011 | 3:52:45 UTC

To Rusty.
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Message 9000 - Posted: 18 Jun 2011 | 9:10:14 UTC

To Rusty!

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Message 9001 - Posted: 19 Jun 2011 | 21:51:57 UTC

Now be the time for me to tip a pint. Cheers to Rusty McGee Johnson!

The best Boatswain a good ship could ask for. Floppy ears notwithstanding.
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Message 9002 - Posted: 20 Jun 2011 | 17:17:17 UTC

Here's to Rusty!
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Message 9003 - Posted: 21 Jun 2011 | 11:00:38 UTC

To Rusty!

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Message 9004 - Posted: 21 Jun 2011 | 20:42:36 UTC

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Message 9005 - Posted: 22 Jun 2011 | 2:22:48 UTC

To Rusty!

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Message 9009 - Posted: 10 Jul 2011 | 23:38:42 UTC

to Rusty, cheers.

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Message 9012 - Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | 14:47:28 UTC

Good ol' rusty!
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Message 9035 - Posted: 25 Sep 2011 | 18:32:59 UTC

Argh...been traveling of late and far from port. So sad to hear that news of our fallen mate. A belated "To Rusty" for tonight's bottle of grog.


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