This post was intended to be about how people have changed the way they spend money on their dogs. But sadly, on Friday morning May 27th one of our customers, supporters, and a wonderful young man was tragically killed in a car accident. So instead I just want to say a couple things about that.
He was Eric Doran and even though I did not know him well, he made a strong impression on me. Each time he stepped into our TrueFoodForDog kitchen he radiated positive energy. On his first visit, without hesitation or an agenda of his own, he asked what he could do to help promote our new business. He was our customer (or, as we prefer, guest) and yet his focus was on what he could do to help us. He left with brochures and a treat jar to put in the restaurant he founded a couple of years ago, Eat Chow in Costa Mesa (so, delicious).
In what constitutes a lifespan, my time connection with Eric was infinitesimal, and yet it was meaningful. That’s precisely what made him unique. I speculate that he had this effect on everyone with whom he met. Eric Doran was 36 years old.
To his family and friends we offer our deepest condolences.
-Shawn Buckley, Partner, TrueFoodForDogs