Knoxville Geek BreakfastThis week was both a fulfilling and a very tough week. I pulled off the first monthly Knoxville Geek Breakfast with 30 geeks in attendance, this was fulfilling. We also lost one of our favorite pets, Rocky, our too-tough-for-his-own-good Chihuahua. This was tough.

The geek breakfast was awesome. We had a nice mix of people, from IT management, an author, business owners and guys looking for a job. Lots of smart people. I know this group is the start of something that can help make a difference in our community. We collec56 pounds of peanut butter and canned tunated a total of 56 lbs. of peanut butter and canned tuna for Second Harvest Foodbank. As we grow, hopefully our contributions will as well. Next month’s meeting has been set for Feb. 12, same time, same place. Join our Facebook group and RSVP, even if you can’t attend this coming month. This way you’ll receive messages about meeting dates, etc.

Geek Breakfast Welcome

Rocky Buried next to Woody and DallasOn a more somber note, we lost Rocky the same day to kidney failure after he was attacked by our German Shepherd, Sheba. Though under a vet’s care, his littlRocky after attack by Shebae 4 lb. body couldn’t fight off the infection that resulted from his large puncture wounds. We opted to put him down, rather than to submit him to lengthy hospitalization that had just a marginal chance of turning him around. He’s buried on our property next to 2 other Chihuahuas we’ve lost in the last few years. Christine posted a nice memorial to Rocky on her web site.

This coming week will be a busy one as well. Tomorrow we’re driving 2 hours to trade a miniuture horse for a llama. This llama is a show animal who is very well trained and good around people. I also have a new web site design to review, videos to produce for Boogey Lights, and at the end of the week I’ll be traveling to the federal prison in Florence, CO to visit a friend who is doing time there.

It’s going to be a non-stop pace between now and when we leave for Daytona Bike Week on Feb. 21. The Boogey Lights web site conversion, brochures to design and print, and new product videos to shoot. Then we have a full 2 weeks in Daytona with a trip to Austin the weekend following our return. I’ll be attending the SXSW Interactive Conference for 5 days. Whew! It’s just sneaking up on me all at once after a relaxing holiday season.

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4 thoughts on “What a Week! Knoxville Geeks and the Loss of Rocky, a Beloved Pet

  • January 10, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    My condolences for the loss of your companion Rocky! The unconditional love from these faithful companions is unmatched by any standard.
    JIm H TX

  • January 10, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Very exciting about the geek breakfast in Knoxville! I hope it continues to go well. However, very sad about the loss of Rocky. I’m so sorry. 🙁

  • January 10, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Scott and Christine, I’m so sorry about Rocky!! He was really a cutie and I know you’ll miss him. I’m wishing I lived closer to Knoxville so that I could do breakfast with you… maybe some day. Congrats on the community service element of the group – what a great thing that you can gather together, share ideas and help folks in the process. Best wishes for a lovely Sunday!

  • January 10, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    I’m so sorry about the loss of Rocky, Scott. It’s never easy and hurts like blazes when you lose a beloved companion animal, and you and Christine have my sympathy.

    On a happier note, I’m glad that the Geek Breakfast turned out so well. 😀


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