It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that I must let everyone know that our beloved Stitch passed away this morning after a brief illness.
Stitch was the Pine Cove Water District mascot and was loved my many. He attended all water district meetings as well as many other meetings around Idyllwild. Many of you will remember Stitch as the dog who rode around in the water district truck with Jerry. He appeared in many of the Pine Cove Water District newspaper ads as well as in our newsletters and here on the blog and website. Many politicians would envy all the publicity and popularity that Stitch garnered.
He loved riding all around Pine Cove and Idyllwild in the truck and hanging out with his buddy Jerry. Sometimes if he didn’t think he got to ride around enough, he would refuse to get out of the truck upon his return to the water district office. He would patiently sit in the truck and wait until Jerry was ready to roll again. No amount of coaxing could entice him to leave his seat.
Stitch was initially born and raised in Idyllwild, but for the past several years, he resided with his family, Art and Kirsten Torres, down in Hemet. However, he visited Pine Cove often, as his home away from home was with Jerry and Katie Holldber.
It was always a treat when Stitch would arrive at the office. He would hop out of the truck, come into the office, push open the swinging gate and come back and greet Becky and Vicki. Of course he was always greeted with open arms, a hug, some pets on the head and of course, some treats. He would lounge about the office, greet customers and guests and patiently wait for his next ride. He even had his own Category here on the blog!
If you wish to express your sympathy to either the Torres family or the Holldber family, please leave a comment here on the blog and we will pass your messages on to them.
Stitch was a one of a kind dog and he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace buddy. You had a great doggie life and you will live on in our hearts forever!