Tonight Freckles Shoemaker Parrish, 12 1/2, died of congestive heart failure and a re-occurance of his thyroid cancer of 2006. He is sorely missed by his mommy and daddy and his boy, as well as his 6 siblings. He enjoyed a long and happy life, from the puppy who leaped from the moving motor boat and then later ate the homework of one of his mommy’s students to the elder statesman alpha dog who would never tolerate even a walker in front of our house without issuing a loud warning. He had a big yard to run in and a deck to lay in the sun. And he was loved.

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