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Friends, family, pets, lend me your paws!

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(With apologies to William Shakespeare.)

Friends, family, other pets, lend me your paws.
I come to bury Truffles, not to praise him.
The barking that dogs do lives after them:
The good is oft interred with their favorite bones.
So let it be with Truffles. My noble Mother
Hath told you Truffles was rambunctious.
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Truffles answered it.

He hath brought home many chew toys home
Whose ransoms did my coffers lessen.
Did this in Truffles seem rambunctious?
When that I went to bed, Truffles slept;
Rambunctious should be made of strong stuff.

Yet Mother says he was rambunctious
Here, under leave of Mother and the rest –
for Mother is a wonderful mom.

You all did see that on the Luprecal
I thrice presented him a kingly leash,
Which he did thrice accept! Was this rambunctious?
Yet Mother says he was rambunctious
And she is a wonderful mom.

I speak not to disprove what Mother spoke
But here I am to speak of what I do know.

I did love him once, not without cause.
So no cause withholds me them to mourn for him.
O judgment! Do not call him a brutish beast.
For I have lost my reason. Bear with me;

My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, I mean Truffles.
And I must pause till it come back to me.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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