I found out about John's passing by reading the thread on CS (even though I haven't been a member there in ages..I still read the forum from time to time.) John lived in the same part of the state as me, not far at all, and I would have found out about him if I had looked at the local newspaper, but it's one I never read. I still can't believe it.
A TOAST to my pal, CHARLIE. After only five years with our family he is back in Doggie Heaven, with his new set of balls, chasing all the female boxers around, and peeing on the feet of the nearest angel. :-)