January 31, 2010

Our Thoughts Are With Captain Phil Harris

We read today that Captain Phil Harris from The Discovery Channel's excellent Alaskan crab fishing reality show, Deadliest Catch, has suffered a stroke; our thoughts are with Captain Phil and his family. I had the very good fortune to meet Captain Phil at an event here this past summer, the Denver Summer BrewFest, where he was representing the Alaskan Brewing Company. We had just gotten Ruby and she was way too little to bring with us for an outing (couldn't have her all liquored up being underage and whatnot), but when I met Captain Phil, we talked a little bit about service dogs and I mentioned Ruby. He was autographing photos and I asked, if he wouldn't mind, if he could please sign one for Ruby which I would save as a special memento for the person with whom Ruby will be paired.

Captain Phil is a friendly man and a great sport. He happily autographed a photo for a dog (perhaps a first) and it's something I'll proudly present to Ruby's partner someday.

One other thing...with all due respect to my husband, let me tell you, the man knows how to give a hug. Swoon.

We don't know any more details on his condition at this time, other than that he has had surgery, but we are sending our hope and positive thoughts that Captain Phil is resting comfortably and will have a complete recovery.

Update: It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Captain Phil Harris. Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.


The OP Pack said...

How nice that he would take the time not only to give you an autograph, but allow a photoshoot with a pretty girl:) We hope things go well for him.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Raising Addie said...

We couldn't believe this news when we heard it yesterday. We are big fans of Deadliest Catch and Phil is one of our favorites.

That is soooo very cool that you got to meet him! It looks like he is a very down to earth and cool guy.

Our prayers are with him and his family. He pulled through once before, we know he can pull through this.

Thank you soooo much for sharing this with us.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing this furry pawesome memory!

Furiends of ours shared his news - we'll be SibeVibing fur him!


Lori Jablons said...

Thanks for posting this. Phil is such an amazing guy. Saying a little prayer...

Buy Soma said...

Prayers and wishes of healing for Phil.

Sierra Rose said...

Hi ya! Yes, sounds pretty serious...if reading correctly, he underwent 12 hours of surgery!? Not sure of current conditions... but, prayers to him.... And, blessings to you for this post.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing this. We've enjoyed watching Captain Phil for years. We'll add our thoughts and prayers to those of your other readers.