RIP Dogster

Old Aug 14th, 2012, 04:38 PM
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RIP Dogster

I feel truly awful sharing this shocking, horrible news, but I just discovered that our beloved dogster passed away on July 20th.

I found out while searching for the link to his blog, which I wanted to read to get in the mood for my trip to India. He had recently revealed his real name on the blog, and my googling brought up links to obituaries and tributes, all celebrating his extraordinary talent and eccentricities.

Apparently he died suddenly at his home in Melbourne at age 62. Fodors will never be the same.
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Oh, that's terribly sad. I've only just been on this site for a littke less than a year and had been wondering why he wasn't around much. His humor, wit and knowledge made jim a pleasire to read, and i know he'll be sorely missed.

Would you give the link to his blog?

Thanks for sharing this sad news.

Paule
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 04:54 PM
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As the first fodorite to meet dogster face to face, I must say I am deeply saddened. He will, indeed, be missed here. His wit and writing style kept many of us begging for MORE, MORE. May our dogster RIP.

And thank you crosscheck for posting this thread.
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Oh no.... I was looking forward to his next trip report. 62 is MUCH too young.
Are you sure it's OUR Dogster? Could you post the link to the obit. Many thanks.
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 05:06 PM
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WOW! Happy Travels!
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Very sad! He was a special person and it was a joy to read his reports. He certainly will be missed. I am going to India partly because of Dogster's stories.
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Incredibly sad news. 2012 has been a yr. of loss on these boards. RIP, indeed.

dogster's blog:

http://thedogster5.wordpress.com/

tribute to dogster:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts...-1226438895126
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Sorry we never got to meet him. His responses to my posts and his trip reports provided much entertainment. Only the good die young...
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 05:30 PM
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I found the blog, and you'll see that his name is on it: Nigel Triffit, a truly remarkable and talented man:

http://thedogster.wordpress.com/

Obits:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts...-1226438895126

or

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/...iffitt/4175472

Do a search on his name and you'll find plenty about him.
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Here also, more great blogging.

http://dogster5.wordpress.com/
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 05:45 PM
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Oh, crosscheck, I am so sorry to hear that! He was indeed a special person. I enjoyed his writing, especially about India, and I appreciated his travel advice, again, especially about India. He will long be remembered. Thanks for letting us know.
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 05:49 PM
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We last communicated in July only days before his passing. His spirit was still strong but his illness was keeping him at home. He tried to be funny and cunning, even complaining about a certain member of Fodors but I did feel that he could not last much longer..

R.I.P. Nig!
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 06:21 PM
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I was never priviledged to meet him but I looked forward to his posts!

I had his real name - discovered from a variety of places where he had posted. I am a genealogist and discovered -online - quite by accident, that he was also.
He was truly a man of many talents and interests and the world is a better place because he was willing to share in so many venues!

I'm sure he will be missed in many, many, circles.
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 06:54 PM
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What incredibly sad news. He will be mourned by so many.
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Oh, no....thank you, crosscheck. I opened your message so hoping that you were using that message heading merely to tease Dogster out of hiding.

What a talented man and terrible loss to us and to so many. His writing sparkled, delighted, and humbled us.

First Andy and now Dogster. Feeling bruised by the losses of these two vibrant members of this on-line community.

Rest in peace indeed, Dogster. Thank you for sharing your enormous talent with us. We will miss you here at the Fodor's Asia board.
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 07:20 PM
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What a shock! I missed him as his postings here trailed off, but I didn't realize he had been ill. He made a few comments about not being able to travel, but this is such sad news. He, like Gpanda, instilled so much vibrance into Fodors. RIP Nigel.Thank you for all you did for us here.
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 07:31 PM
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oh wow! sad news, very sad. he was funny, witty, odd, informative, etc.

the last time i saw him, he was wearing the craziest pair of socks. now, he and gpanda will be able to talk about the rest of us.
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 07:34 PM
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How spooky seeing both dogster and gpanda's emails still in my inbox. It's as if they are still with us.

Ken I still have the pictures from our last GTG with dogster a few months ago. Let me know if you want them.
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 07:35 PM
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I can only echo the sentiments of those before me. Dogster will be greatly missed. His wit and talent were truly remarkable and his writing style a work of art. RIP dogster.
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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Only yesterday, I was telling my husband about Dogster. Last time I was in Bangkok, he declined having dinner with me and Pook, saying he wasn't feeling well. I wasn't quite sure if he really was ill, or if he just didn't want to meet me.

As I was telling the story to my DH, I realized I hadn't seen him on Fodor's since I returned from BKK in April and said that I should give him a shout here. I guess I was already too late.

He was an entertaining character, and I'm sorry he's gone so soon.
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