Of Sponsors, Key games and Animals...Tim Gaffney's weekly column.
ON SPONSORS, KEY GAMES AND ANIMALS.
TIM GAFFNEY’S WEEKLY COLUMN.
TORRINGTON: The lifeline of any successful business lies in the base of support said company builds and maintains.
From advertising customers to our faithful readership, we at Litchfield County Sports.com are truly blessed to have some of the best friends anywhere.
The base of this company was built by our first salesman, the great Dave Sweet who made his way back to Connecticut from Florida without any guarantee at the ripe young age of 78-years young.
Thanks to our friend Dave (who now resides in Rhode Island with one his children) we have been able to build a base of nearly 50 advertisers who have stuck with us since we began this journey more than two years ago.
In recent months, I have had the privilege of going out and visiting with our clients to both thank them for their support and show them the tremendous results we have given back to them.
You see, this is a gift that never stops giving.
Not only do we bring you great writers on a daily basis who combine for more years of experience than any of us would like to admit, we also give our customers great advertising results.
Getting people to those who support us is our main objective and we have been able to deliver on that promise time and time again.
So here is a bug thanks that goes out to each and every one of them and to you, our readers.
You have not yet seen just how good we can be, we strive to get better and better as the days go on
This is a big week in local sports, with key match ups in Woodbury and Northwestern.
The Nonnewaug girls basketball team is one of only two area girls teams (Pomperaug is the other at 11-0) who have yet to taste defeat in 2012/2013.
Katie Burke and the Chief’s will try and keep that record clean when they host a Thomaston team that comes off an upset loss to Fred Williams and the Northwestern girls on Friday night at home by a 43-42 score.
If the Golden Bears want any hope of taking at least a share of the Berkshire League title this season, Tuesday night becomes a must win.
Letting Nonnewaug get out to a two game lead with just nine left to play would be a tall task indeed.
Gut check time for the Bears.In Winsted on Friday night, the Nonnewaug (6-3) boys travel to take on the Northwestern Highlanders just eight days after dropping a 55-42 decision in Woodbury.
The Highlanders are a perfect 9-0 as play begins this week with a home game against Gregg Hunt and Wamogo on Tuesday night on tap before the Friday rematch.
Terryville is but a game behind the Highlanders at 8-1 but won’t get a chance for revenge until February 18 in the next to last game of the regular season
To all those animal lovers out there, we lost one here in the Gaffney Family on Sunday.
Missy, a friendly, never met a party she would not grab a chair and crash with the humans kind of feline, lost a short battle with some very nasty cancer that had spread throughout her nine year old body.
One of two back cats we adopted back when they were kittens from the Sand Road Animal Hospital in West Cornwall, Missy was a happy-go-lucky kind of cat who had a large pouch sprouting from her stomach that helped her double as a dust mop as well at times.
We always thought the stomach would get her but turns out that area was just fatty tissue and harmless.
When she lost a nail on her left back foot, we took her to the vet and discovered after X-rays that a nasty cancer had actually knocked the nail off and was eating away at her bone.
We never will keep an animal around when he or she is suffering so after bringing her home for a week, we brought he up Sunday while she was still in good spirits (thanks to some good medication) and said goodbye.
Missy had stopped eating or drinking very much and we knew it was time.
On the way up to West Cornwall, Missy, never a big fan of driving in a car, meowed her displeasure to us for the 25-minute ride.
But when she entered the hospital, she got quiet and buried her head in the blanket my wife Deb was carrying her in.
Broke my heart, she knew where she was.
No more pain for Missy is the good news, plenty for Deb and I as we said goodbye to a good friend.