Hollywood Hank’s ‘other’ life
Thank you very much for your staff’s tribute to my dog Hank. I’ve enjoyed seeing the “other” life that my dog lived when he wasn’t with me. Even though Hank was my dog, Hollywood Hank was Kathy Eaton’s creation; and I’ve bemusedly followed along as Kathy would schedule Hank’s photo shoots with me, and I took a little bit of pride in sharing the column with friends and family.
It never ceased to amaze me when I’d get stopped while I was walking Hank on the weekends or in the evenings and people would ask me, “Is this Hollywood Hank?!” I didn’t set out to have a “famous” dog but I’m glad so many people were able to meet Hank through the Hollywood Star. He really did like people more than he liked other dogs, so that was always very nice…except when I was running late. 🙂
Losing Hank has been one of the most absolutely heartbreaking things I’ve ever had to deal with, and I miss him every day. Hank was a gentle and sweet soul. He was the nicest and most well-behaved dog, and I’m glad he left such a fun legacy behind. I’m grateful to Kathy and to the Hollywood Star for sharing Hank with the rest of the neighborhood. Thank you for helping to give Hank such a fun and full life.
Ben Lloyd, Hank’s dad
Dogs are like snowflakes
Thanks so much for memorializing Hollywood Hank in your February edition. I do not recall ever meeting Hank on my travels in the Hollywood area, but reading the front-page story made me feel like I must have somehow known him. The final Hollywood Hank column by Kathy Eaton was obviously heartfelt and filled in the missing details from the front-page piece. There is, of course, no way to ever fully replace the likes of Hollywood Hank. “Dogs are like snowflakes,” my vet once told me. So I have discovered over the years. I only hope Kathy is somehow able to find an appropriate snowflake that will open hearts and minds the way Hollywood Hank did. RIP, sweet prince.
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