On July 19, 2023

RIP to my dog, my best friend, Buddy Hacker


Dear Editor,

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the passing of my best friend, Buddy on July 10, 2023. If you ever skied out of the Rock Star parking lot at Killington, you probably saw Buddy on his bus and cruising the lot looking for treats (thanks “Everyday Lori”). He was born July 10, 2012. 

In his too short 11 years to the day, Buddy spent over 1,300 days in that parking lot. He always broke the “dogs on a leash” law. Only a few people that didn’t know him cared about a leash; Buddy was too smart for a leash. 

I didn’t realize until after his passing what this beautiful animal meant to the community. He brought a smile to everyone he met. He was a huge presence at Killington. I would like to thank “Ronbo and Lisa” for being Buddy’s trainer and second home when I was away. Also Laura, who helped me get through this.

I feel lucky to have been his owner. Buddy is survived by Ronzoni and the whole community that ever met him. RIP in love.

Ron Hacker (aka Ronzoni), Killington

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