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Hey guys, just thought I'd share this article that was in todays Herald Sun for those who won't get it.


Former Crowded House frontman Neil Finn has come to the rescue of one of late bandmate Paul Hester's pet dogs.
The drummer was seen walking his 2 dogs in Elsternwick Park in Elwood on March 26, the night he killed himself.
Since Hester's death, the Sunday Herald Sun has had hundreds of calls from fans offering to adopt the dogs and a cat.
"I can tell you that Neil Finn asked which of Hessie's animals was the oldest and I told him that it was Lozzie, a kelpie cross with bad arthritis" said Hester's pal Peter Green. "Neil said he would take the dog in and fly it to his property near Auckland."
Mr Green said Hesters pure breed beagle Polly would live with former Crowded House sound engineer Billy Cullen and his wife in Sydney.
"Wednesday, the cat, will be going to Crowded House's moniter man Ben Shapiro, and let me assure you all these animals are going to be spoilt big time."
There was no word about Crowded House being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame this year, Mr Green said.
Mark Pope,the awards producer said:"There is no doubt Paul Hester will be acknowledged at this years event."
(I should hope so, taking into account all Paul has contributed to and done for the Australian Music Industry over so many years.)
The City of Port Philip is also set to honour Hester with a memorial following requests from locals. - Paul Stewart.

Nice to know his pets will be loved by those who loved him so much.
Lucy
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Why love Neil Finn? Because he is a good person. He specifically asked for the oldest animal which are normally the hardest to adopt because people want puppies and kittens. This in addition to the fact that he bothered to apologize for rescheduling shows after someone he loved killed himself. His parents should be commended for raising such good human being.

I also read in Peter Green's journal that transporting the old gal to Auckland is going to cost a significant amount of money. Neil and Sharon were still committed to bringing her over. It makes this animal lover's heart very warm indeed.
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Originally posted by Black Cloud:
[qb] Why love Neil Finn? Because he is a good person. He specifically asked for the oldest animal which are normally the hardest to adopt because people want puppies and kittens. This in addition to the fact that he bothered to apologize for rescheduling shows after someone he loved killed himself. His parents should be commended for raising such good human being.[/qb]
*Nods* So true.

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Originally posted by Black Cloud:
[qb] I also read in Peter Green's journal that transporting the old gal to Auckland is going to cost a significant amount of money. Neil and Sharon were still committed to bringing her over. It makes this animal lover's heart very warm indeed. [/qb]
No kidding. That's really, really nice of Neil's family to do that-that dog's gonna be welcomed into such a good home Smiler .

Yay for kind-hearted people!

Angela
Phyllis Dodger wrote:

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Being the (somewhat) owner of an 18-year-old dog, a 14-year-old dog, and a "youthful" 10-year-old dog, I thought it was definately cool that Neil specifically requested the oldest of the dogs.
I second Cumulo Nimbus' comment - wow, an 18 y.o. dog. I don't think I've ever heard of a dog reaching that age Phyllis. Must be thriving on the love Big Grin

Black Cloud wrote:

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I also read in Peter Green's journal that transporting the old gal to Auckland is going to cost a significant amount of money. Neil and Sharon were still committed to bringing her over. It makes this animal lover's heart very warm indeed.
It warmed my heart too. It was extremely kind of the many people to offer to adopt Paul's orphaned pets, but at least with Neil and Sharon, there will be no concern that an old arthritic dog will become somewhat of a "freak show", with many family and friends "dropping by" to have a look. I would imagine that her final years will be lived out in comfort and peace. And that's how it should be.

Hat off (again) to you Sharon and Neil.
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[qb]wow, an 18 y.o. dog. I don't think I've ever heard of a dog reaching that age[/qb]
My family had a dog that lived to be 17 years old Smiler .

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Originally posted by Texas Rose:
[qb]It was extremely kind of the many people to offer to adopt Paul's orphaned pets, but at least with Neil and Sharon, there will be no concern that an old arthritic dog will become somewhat of a "freak show", with many family and friends "dropping by" to have a look. I would imagine that her final years will be lived out in comfort and peace. And that's how it should be.[/qb]
*Nods*

Angela
Winterpumpkin wrote:

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My family had a dog that lived to be 17 years old .
Wow - do you mind if I ask what breed of dog Winterpumpkin?

My little pomeranian cross lived to be 14 1/2. She was my baby and I'll miss her until the day I die Frowner She was very much loved and she knew it Big Grin

As an animal lover, I'm so very grateful to Peter for taking such time, effort and care in placing these furry people into such appropriate homes Smiler

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