Linus was born on June 8, 2013. He is named after Linus van Pelt, from Charles Schulz's iconic comic strip Peanuts, and Linus Pauling, the Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and winner of the Peace Prize. Being from the San Francisco Bay Area, this section would not be complete without a hat tip to the King of Geeks, Linus Torvalds.
Linus is Brnayr My Sweet Babboo. His sire is Ch. Misty Ridge Rumblestiltskin, and his dam is Ch. Brnayr Fancy Pants.
This is Linus’ best attempt at being like Patch Adams. The scene in the children’s ward of the hospital with the red nose made from a bulb syringe aspirator, is one of my favorites, and it has stuck with me since I first saw it in 1998. A little humor never hurt anyone. It’s true.
Before my grandmother’s esophagectomy (surgery for esophageal cancer) in December 2013, we took selfies in Photo Booth on my laptop (with effects, of course). Why? I knew my grandma was really scared, and I thought that taking silly pictures would make her feel a little better. I wonder if I was inspired by Patch.
It’s hard to imagine my childhood without Robin Williams, and I feel incredibly sad that someone who brought so much joy and laughter to others could feel so sad and alone.
"After a marriage of 63 years together, grandma past away on July 26th 2014 after a short, but intense disease. Grandpa also lost his doggy all within 4months. To give him energy and the courage to continue his life… We gave him this present. A moment filled with emotions!"