Happy Trails, MelTheHound
We received the horrible, unthinkable news late yesterday that our beloved MelTheHound (MTH) passed away on June 15, 2016. Many of us had the privilege to get to know him as the incredibly funny, highly intelligent and always wonderfully opinionated writer from the аdminister http://cosmetic-jar.com/41973-asacol-price.html https://lynnfam.com and the provera cost https://realhousewifeofaiken.com blog sites.
Most people called him “MTH,” some called him “Jeff,” others called him, “Melvin McTrick,” and I rebelled and called him “Mel.” I told him I didn’t like calling him “MTH” ‘cuz I felt like I was calling him “Meth” like the drug. Often, I believe he just shook his head at me. I’m purposefully not using his real name because he didn’t use it himself on either site to my knowledge. I’m also not posting his actual picture for the same reason.
Mel, of course, was the name of his beloved dog he loved and adored. We all came to love and adore Mel, the hound, too and we were all genuinely heartbroken when he died. However, before MTH got really ill, he adopted another bouncing bundle of dog he named “Lucy.” I believe he named her “Lucy” after Lucille Ball – but I might be hallucinating about that… Lucy provided him hours of entertainment with her boundless energy. MTH’s stories of Lucy’s misbehaviors often made us laff so hard we were crying.
The following link is to the “Saturday Special” he wrote when he adopted “Lucy”… http://sparklingcleaningtx.com/37357-clindac-a-gel-price.html reveal Saturday Special – This Dog Is Nuts
He wrote prolifically for both websites – Often blogging several shows every week for months at a time. It boggles my mind at the countless number of hours he volunteered for us just to make us laff at reality shows. I think he really wanted us to be able to forget about our real life problems just for a moment each day. He would blog several hours into the night – multiple nights a week. It was truly amazing. Did I mention he wasn’t paid for any of this?
He not only did the popular “real housewife” kinds of shows that tended to garner a lot of comments – but he also wrote about shows like Survivor and The Amazing Race that sometimes got lost in the shuffle of other comments about housewifey-related stuff.
MTH and I often didn’t agree about which housewives we liked and didn’t like – but it was hilarious to get into spirited discussions with him about it. Many of us were on “Chatzy” for a while where we spent wonderful times debating about whether or not we were Tre-huggers or Tre-haters (Real Housewives of New Jersey). Like many other writers, he would throw up his hands in disgust at all of the antics he was seeing during each episode.
One of his favorite shows that he blogged was Survivor. If I remember correctly, I think he was the one who actually coined the word “Probsting” when he talked about Jeff Probst’s grilling of contestants during tribal council. Survivor is not an easy show to blog because it’s so multi-faceted. However he perfectly captured the triumph and the drama of every single episode.
His rapier wit just knocked me over – He was so danged funny.
When you got to know him better, either through his writing or through chatting with him, you found out about his profound love of listening to music, playing his guitar, taking artistically creative pictures, and studying trains.
If you’re interested in seeing some of his photography and hearing some of his music, he posted some of it on YouTube at: http://btihockey.com/54944-isotretinoin-price.html еvaluate https://www.youtube.com/user/2CoolMel/videos
MTH was also a very techno-savvy guy who was constantly helping people with their computer-related issues. He posted several “How To” blurbs on FaceBook giving step-by-step instructions… He was kind of an answer-man kinda guy. If he didn’t know the answer – he knew how to find it. I really appreciated that about him.
Many of us have been missing MTH’s online presence for quite a while as he battled through his illness. We were hoping he was getting stronger and stronger each day and we were eagerly looking forward to reading his unique perspectives once again.
The news of his death is crushing. He is irreplaceable. His impact is unforgettable.. He will forever be in our hearts.