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Wave goodbye to Ted Kennedy’s pooch Splash
Boston Herald ^ | 12/24/10 | Hillary Chabot

Posted on 12/24/2010 12:50:07 AM PST by raccoonradio

The late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s cuddly, curly coated canine companion, Splash, has gone to doggy heaven.

Kennedy’s widow, Vicki, announced the death of the 13-year-old Portuguese water dog to friends and family earlier this week.

“At Teddy’s side, Splash became a world-class fetcher of tennis balls and a meeter and greeter of presidents, senators, congressmen and even foreign dignitaries,” Kennedy wrote. “I like to think that he and his master are playing tennis ball fetch again tonight.”

Kennedy, who died last year after he was diagnosed with brain cancer, was rarely seen without the black-and-white, high-energy pooch, whether he was on Cape Cod or Capitol Hill.

“They all had a rollicking good time together,” said Phil Johnston, former state Democratic party chairman and friend of the Kennedy family. “Splash hit the lottery when it came to owners. It was so sad when the dogs lost their master.”

Splash was an author — he co-wrote a children’s book — and a bipartisan beast as well, receiving treats from former President George W. Bush’s furry buddy Barney.

Splash leaves behind siblings Sunny and Cappy.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dead; dog; tedkennedy
"Poor dog died. Died, died. The dog...died..."--Robert Byrd
1 posted on 12/24/2010 12:50:15 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Trying to find pic someone photoshopped of Ted’s ghostwritten book (if he wrote it now it would REALLY be ghostwritten) about the dog, in which Ted appears to be holding a drink, etc.


2 posted on 12/24/2010 12:54:11 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
“I like to think that he and his master are playing tennis ball fetch again tonight.”

Seems unlikely - all dogs go to heaven.

3 posted on 12/24/2010 12:58:59 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: raccoonradio

Kennedy wrote. “I like to think that he and his master are playing tennis ball fetch again tonight.”


I rather think that Ted soul is burning in flames unquenchable, while his dog’s body is lying cold, lifeless in the earth;s ground, being turned into fertilize by natural processes! The pertinent difference being that Ted has an eternal soul and his dog does not!
Kennedy families are Catholic? I doubt it!
PS: Maybe Ted made a full and pure God loving act of contrition before dying, then he is still suffering hell fire in purgatory, but not for eternity! If you have mercy, and believe this possible, I encourage you to say a prayer for his soul, as God’s mercy is indeed infinite! His dog is still turning into fertilizer, however!
As Officer Friday would say “Just the facts ma’m”


4 posted on 12/24/2010 1:05:34 AM PST by J Edgar
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ha! True enough


5 posted on 12/24/2010 1:05:41 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: J Edgar

“I rather think that Ted soul is burning in flames unquenchable”

And considering his chemical composition, with a blue flame.


6 posted on 12/24/2010 1:10:13 AM PST by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: CrazyIvan

LOL I was thinking Divine, not merely material, which burns as much cooler flame indeed!
Point taken!


7 posted on 12/24/2010 1:17:40 AM PST by J Edgar
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To: raccoonradio

Fat Teddy named his dog Splash? I guess that’s better than Mista Bridge.


8 posted on 12/24/2010 1:21:04 AM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: raccoonradio

Well it is a cinch the dog is not going to the same place Kennedy did. All dogs go to heaven, Kennedies mostly wind up in he**. We know Ed the woman killer did.


9 posted on 12/24/2010 1:27:21 AM PST by calex59
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To: raccoonradio

We have been “drowning” in stories about this hapless beast all day.

Poor doggy. Can’t believe the swimmer actually called the dog Splash. Yeah it was a Portuguese water bug... still...


10 posted on 12/24/2010 1:34:29 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Seems unlikely - all dogs go to heaven."

Homer Simpson once said that Hitler's dog went to hell, so I guess there are some exceptions.

11 posted on 12/24/2010 1:40:17 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Good one.


12 posted on 12/24/2010 1:53:34 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Lockbar

*Very* few exceptions.


13 posted on 12/24/2010 2:06:33 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: raccoonradio; freekitty

Thank’ee.


14 posted on 12/24/2010 2:07:13 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: raccoonradio

As far as I´m aware, there is no such a thing like “dogs hell” nor there are dogs in hell, except those that belong to their master Satan!


15 posted on 12/24/2010 2:16:54 AM PST by Mayr Fortuna
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To: raccoonradio

Can’t the fricken Kennedy family even fart without it being a news item? Vicki thinks this is earth shattering news? WTF cares, frankly.


16 posted on 12/24/2010 2:42:43 AM PST by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ouch.. ta ta dum


17 posted on 12/24/2010 2:46:46 AM PST by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: raccoonradio
It is sick that the man would have a dog named Splash after he drowned a young woman.
18 posted on 12/24/2010 2:47:34 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Stupid Obama still lacks the experience needed to be President.)
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To: J Edgar

I bet you’re loads of fun at a party.

And just who the hell does ANYONE think they are to presume on someone’s eternal fate? We can not know, so I implore everyone to stop making assumptions about what is happening in the afterlife. It is arrogance to the extreme.


19 posted on 12/24/2010 3:27:39 AM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: raccoonradio
“They all had a rollicking good time together,”

And the forty three hundred or so infants murdered today had no rollicking good time today nor will they ever have a rollicking good time.

Were we still an even mildly honorable society, this sort of "human interest" garbage wouldn't get past an editor when it was related to an advocate of the mass murder of infants. It amounts to putting a mask of normal human kindness on one of those who joined Herod and murdered infants for his own political ends.

Whatever may have become of Splash, Kennedy is adrift in an eternal darkness devoid of God and therefore emptier and more horrible than the human mind can imagine. I hope the millions of others like him repent and change their ways before they end up in the same empty horror.

Sermon off. Sorry.

Regards

20 posted on 12/24/2010 3:42:19 AM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: raccoonradio

Bye Splash!

Since your master didn’t beleive in doggie abortion on demand, I am sure you had a very active, loving and happy life.

Now, go chase rabbits.


21 posted on 12/24/2010 4:20:13 AM PST by submarinerswife (Stay focused and determined. Our destination is NOVEMBER!!)
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To: raccoonradio

So did the same person(s) who killed clintoon’s “Buddy” kill Splash? Anyway, who cares anything about that drunken philandering murderer, kennedy? Didn’t he have something to do with opening the doors to illegal aliens through his self-loathing, America-hating immigration politics?


22 posted on 12/24/2010 4:20:24 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: raccoonradio

Boston TV can’t push this story hard enough. Plus they want the Kennedy widow, Vicky, daughter of a convicted mobster, to run for the seat Scott Brown currently holds. There’s a billboard in Boston with Vicky’s picture emblazoned on it. No mention of running for office yet, however. Meanwhile I heard a car commercial actually use the word, Christmas. ‘...The sale would last until Christmas Day’. Almost fell out of bed.


23 posted on 12/24/2010 4:34:31 AM PST by hershey
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To: Mayr Fortuna

Does Splash have three heads?


24 posted on 12/24/2010 4:41:39 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Slings and Arrows
Seems unlikely - all dogs go to heaven.

Surely the dog should go to heaven. I doubt the dog was a drunken lecher.

25 posted on 12/24/2010 4:45:06 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: raccoonradio

I think that Teddy naming the dog Splash just proves how unconscionable he was. Most would never be able to live down such a horrible thing but with Teddy, Kopechne was business as usual.


26 posted on 12/24/2010 5:12:06 AM PST by albie
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To: raccoonradio

As Howie Carr said, naming his dog “splash” showed a particularly tin-earred lack of self awareness on the part of the Senator for life.


27 posted on 12/24/2010 5:23:01 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: raccoonradio

Named after his favorite Oldsmobile.


28 posted on 12/24/2010 5:25:06 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: albie

I think it was revealed just after he died that he often joked about Chappaquiddick


29 posted on 12/24/2010 8:40:15 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Howie once played an audio of clip of Ted reading the book.
One line: “She would stay in the water for hours and hours and hours.” So, unfortunately, did Mary Jo, thanks to Ted.


30 posted on 12/24/2010 8:42:13 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Robert Byrd tells us what happened (he also was known to say “God created the dog” in his own way)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwn82GisnW0


31 posted on 12/24/2010 8:48:32 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Not quite it, but good nonetheless:


32 posted on 12/24/2010 8:53:38 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: CalvaryJohn

?I bet you’re loads of fun at a party.

And just who the hell does ANYONE think they are to presume on someone’s eternal fate? We can not know, so I implore everyone to stop making assumptions about what is happening in the afterlife. It is arrogance to the extreme.”


Actually I am much appreciated at the parties I attend, thank you!
I believe my Post Script comment covered your issue!
I find it more extreme to assert that all is well with Ted and his afterlife existence, and that dogs even have an after life, and Ted’s just having a wonderful time, with no consequence for attacking God’s Commandment by living examples and actions his whole life!
The assertion, implied or explicit, that God is not a Just God undermines the reality of His infinite Mercy and Love. Love and Mercy, without Justice, is a concept derived from failed logic. IMHO


33 posted on 12/24/2010 9:14:22 PM PST by J Edgar
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