The past few days I've been trying to figure out how to honor my friend Dennis on the boards! First of all to Suzette the Ladies and Staff you all are in my thoughts and prayers! There has been a hole in my chest since I got the news that Dennis passed away. It took a couple days and I guess I'm ready to share my feelings. I've read some of the things people are saying about my friend Good and Bad and I wanted to share my story! Now I didn't work for Dennis! I didn't see him everyday! We didn't talk everyday! So my opinion is based on how he treated me over the past 6 years. I can only tell you DENNIS HOF TREATED ME BETTER THAN MY FAMILY! I was one of the few people that got to hang out with Dennis when I came to town. I never talked about or told anyone. To me it felt like bragging. To me our friendship was special and I was honored and humbled by it. I was this little Black guy from a small town! I was doing small parties and I never thought of myself as anyone important or a VIP! But for whatever reason Dennis Suzette the ladies and staff welcomed me into the Bunny Ranch Family! The night I met Dennis he was sitting at the bar and I was introduced to him. We talked and he said I want to give him a shirt. So he told the door girl to give me a bunny ranch shirt. Well soon one shirt turned into about 5 and a bunny ranch cap. I was humbled and shocked! I was a nobody. I had just met him and he gave me all this stuff. When I got home I had to tell someone I met Dennis Hof and what he did for me. The only person I could tell that would keep it a secret was my mom!lol I know sounds weird but not really because for all of you that don't know my mom is a Minister. I had been coming to the ranch for about a year and no one knew. I felt like if something happened to me when I was there my mom would only hear the negative parts of the ranch she would never know how much everyone there has done for me. So I told her. The funny thing is she said what's the Bunny Ranch? Then she said Dennis who? She didn't know anything about it. She said your an adult as long as your ok that's all I can say. Over the years we had a lot debates about the Brothels and religion. She never judged the ladies or Dennis. She always said Hate the Sin LOVE the PERSON! It's not about what they do it's about how they treat you! That's all I care about! One year my mom sent a birthday card with me to Dennis for his Birthday. She added letter. I don't know what she said but after that Dennis and my mom were friends. He did something really special for my mom that will remain between them. I would call her when I was at the ranch and sometimes Dennis would get to talk to her or I would text him if I was visiting her. Dennis would always ask about her when I would see him. Actually when I come to the ranch everyone asks about her. Heck some of the ladies ask about my mom before asking how I'm doing!lol I'm kidding! Dennis would always end our conversations with make sure you hug mom for me! Over the years I would get to go to dinner with Dennis call and text him. I never bugged him or took advantage of our friendship or the privilege of being able to call him. I would sit and listen to his stories, ask questions and he would give me encouragement and advice. When we would go places together Dennis would introduce me like I was his guest and he made me feel like he was as Excited to be hanging out with me as I was with him! I would sit back and watch the people's faces when we would walk into a resturant or casino. Whispers, pointing, laughter, eyes bugging, out every emotion you can think of. One time we walked in to a casino and it sounded like ever slot machine stopped you could here a pin drop and all eyes were on us! Dennis never paid it any attention he always focused on me, the ladies we were with and our conversation. I would watch Dennis as people would approach him for autographs and pictures. He always made time for anyone that wanted to meet him! At the ranch I would sit at the bar and watch visitors come in and if Dennis was sitting in the parlor he would say Hi to everyone that walked in! He would take time to get know them offer them a drink... The people would walk by me saying things like I can't believe I met Dennis Hof! One day I asked Dennis what is it like to be you? Dennis said Tony I will tell you. I was rich before I started doing this so it isn't about the money! I'm having FUN! Plus I get to meet guys like you.lol That was Dennis always making it about me! I have a million stories and a million memories of Dennis! Before I met Dennis! I was a Fan of The Pimp! Who would become my Friend! Who treated me like Family! I miss you so much and I am so Blessed that I got to know you Dennis! You Touched My Life and Changed my Life for the Better Thank You So Much for all you've done for me and for Being My Friend! With Love Thoughts and Prayers! YOUR BUDDY D MAN!