Sunday, 17 August 2014

A Tribute to Robin Williams on "Oh My Dog!" Mondays

Hiya everyone.
Today, I would like to dedicate a post to a wonderful man. Robin Williams.
I have thought about doing this post for the last few days, since I heard of Robins passing, but haven't quite figured out what to say.

Robin Williams was a brilliant actor, and comedian.
He was a man of a thousand voices.
I grew up watching his movies, and I feel as if I grew up with him. His passing hit me harder then I would have expected. This man dedicated his whole life to making people smile, making people laugh.


And now he's gone . . .
The world just got less funny.


I know Robin's wish, would be for people to find some type of humor in his death, however I cannot.
can remember the humor of his personality. I can remember the humor of his movies.
And I can remember the humor that was, Robin Williams.
My fondest memory and one of my favorite movies of all time is :

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Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire.
 I remember watching this movie over a thousand times when I was a child, and still a few times when I would see it on t.v as an adult!

I know right now the whole world is remembering his movies, and his life, however here is something you may not know.
Robin Williams was not just an actor.
 He was an animal lover.
He was an animal activist as well.
He was strong on promoting humane treatment of all animals.
Robin even took on the vegan lifestyle.
He refused to wear anything made from animals, including leather, furs, and wool.

Robin shared his life with 2 dogs. Leonard, who is a pug which Robin adopted from a shelter in New York.
And a Boston Terrier named Verna Pearl, who was his assistants dog, but became attached to him quicker then he could wag a tail at!
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Robin Williams with his pug, Leonard

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Robin Williams with Verna Pearl

Robin, you are sorely missed.
You are free to make the angels laugh their feathers off!

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"Your only given one little spark of madness.
You mustn't lose it"
Thanks for coming by everyone.
See you tomorrow.

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"I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone.
It's not.
The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel alone."

For those of you interested in watching. I found this beautiful video of Robin Williams bonding with a sign language Gorilla named KoKo. They have the most adorable tickle fight!




36 comments:

  1. I did a short tribute to Robin Williams also. He will be so missed. It is just a tragedy that he suffered from so many demons in his life.

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    1. Oh did you? I will have to come by and check it out.
      It is a great tragedy, that's for sure :(

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  2. Lovely tribute to a comic genius who will be greatly missed by so many. We agree it is a tragedy that he suffered so much yet gave so much joy to so many. RIP Robin Williams.
    Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thanks Molly.
      It's hard to think of that fact. He brought so much laughter and joy to us all, yet he was suffering.
      Tragic

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  3. Love that clip and love that man. His death has brought the taboo subject of depression and mental health out into the open and I'm sure he would be very pleased to know it's being talked about seriously and openly.

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  4. I don't know much about him, but my mom has been really sad about what happened. How a wonderful guy like him could feel so bad is just awful. Great tribute and we saw that gorilla video the other day and loved it.

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    1. It is awful :( He was an amazing man, and brought so much joy to the world.

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  5. Beautiful post and you are so right, there is no humor in his death. I didn't find out til this past week that he was a huge animal advocate....such a special man. Even the sweet gorilla cried.... xoxo

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    1. Thanks you.
      I always knew he had a passion for animals, but I didn't realize he was an animal activist, nor did I know he lived the vegan lifestyle. So proud of him.

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  6. It hit me really hard as well, so very sad, and he will be so missed by so many...great post!!

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    1. Yes he will.
      Thanks for coming by, and I know...the news was a sock to me :(

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  7. Lovely tribute. He is definitely going to be missed.

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    1. Thank you.
      Yes he will. By millions of people across the world.

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  8. He was an amazing artist and will be greatly missed. Wonderful tribute.
    Oz

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  9. Robin Williams was such a gifted person. It is so unbelievable sad that he chose to end his life over things we will probably never know, but in the end it is far more important that we remember the life he shared and the joy he brought. As painful as it is now we all will always have all the wonderful performances and videos of him and I believe he would want us to remember what he gave us and how it made us feel. A light dimmed and we are so sorry for a life that was cut too short.

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    1. Your absolutely right.
      I gotta say I was just so shocked at this.
      I had heard of his depression issues etc...but who knew it was this bad? Unfortunately no one ever knows until it is too late.

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  10. I didn't know 'bout Robin Williams refusin' to wear leather or fur. One MORE reason to love him. One MORE reason to miss him. One MORE reason to be thankful that he shared himself with us, for as long as he did.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  11. Oh poor Robin. He was my favorite! I absolutely love the movie Mrs. Doubtfire. Even now!
    That video was just so cute. I had no idea he was a animal acticist ! That just makes it even more sad though. He was a great man.

    ❇Mikkko and Jax❇

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  12. I feel so terrible for Williams's family. I can't imagine what they must be going through.

    But I'm so glad to see many thoughtful comments by people trying to understand how someone could be suffering so much to choose such a permanent solution to their pain.

    I have to think he would be pleased to know that even in his death he encouraged compassion in so many people.

    Thanks for writing such a lovely post.

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    1. Thanks for coming by.
      I can't imagine how his family is feeling right now either. I am hurting enough, never having even met him. I agree, and I know he would be pleased to see so many people come together through this.

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  13. That's a perfect video to add, so sweet and shows how nice and compassionate he was. I didn't know he was an animal activist.

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    1. Many people didn't. I did know he was an animal lover, but it wasn't until I started doing more and more research, that I realized how much he did for animals.

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  14. The terminal illness of depression robbed us of this brilliant mind. Hopefully his passing will shed some much needed light on this subject and help others who are feeling similarly. This was a lovely tribute to honor this wonderful man.

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    1. Thank you.
      It is sad that sometimes it takes a death of a special person to open peoples eyes to this though. :(

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  15. A lovely tribute to a man who brought so much laughter to others. We hope those wonderful moments will bring comfort and peace to his family.

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    1. I hope so too.
      Thanks so much for dropping by today.

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  16. What a nice tribute to a very talented man. Robin Williams left this world far too soon.

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  17. What a great tribute. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. your very welcome. and thank you for coming by, and reading our tribute.

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  18. I left 3 comments last night but I guess none of them went through:( My daughter messed my laptop up and now I can't figure out how to get signed back into my google account on it. Figures! Your tribute to Robin Williams was wonderful. He was such a funny and caring man and there will be a lot less laughter in the world due to his passing. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Yes, I agree. Very tragic :(
      So sorry about your laptop and google account!!

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