4th of October 2006
6th September 2013
UPDATE: I was not going to touch this post again, but the response and outpouring of grief for Dash has been so overwhelming that I am humbled at the impact he has made on the blogging and Twittersphere. We thought we just tweeted, appealed and harried people until they gave in. It turns out he had the respect of hundreds, if not thousands of friends who appreciated his work, and the help he gave. I tried to take down all the candle messages but they keep moving.
Today I learned that dear @NikePurrfektcat had started a brief YouCaring appeal in Dash’s memory for a rescue we nominated, she did it as a surprise and – I was stunned at the response of so many.
We are profoundly grateful for the gracious blog post tributes from our fellow cat bloggers Glogirly, Sparklecat, MariodaCat, CathyKeisha, Texas. How can we ever thank you for your immense support as this terrible time, your comments, and your deep love and support. Miranda is tugging at my sleeve asking when her next pet shopping post goes up – I told her we need to take a breath, but we hope to be back to help others, one day.
Friends, my heart breaks. Today our beloved boy Dash passed away after being mauled by two dogs. My boy, who loved the outdoors, the sunshine, who didn’t mind having suncream or Filtabac on his ears when he went out in the sunshine, who yelled like crazy when it was dinner time. My boy is gone. MY boy who we believed no-one else would want because he had micro-opthamlia, our local vet could not save him.
A neighbour across the back investigated the noise he heard and found Dash, he rushed him down to the vet but he was too late. We are in shock. There is a weight on my heart – only last week we wrote about losing Jami, Homer and friend Smokey8. Dash and I are so proud of his blogging achievements, our daily strike rate has continued to climb with each passing week, and we do not want to lost our friends. Miranda may be waiting in the wings, and take over after a period of mourning. Please, friends – my grief knows no bounds I can write to more.
Marjorie, Paul, Peanut (17), Sienna, Miranda, Silver, Jack the Ginger Boy, Harvey the Foster. Tash the Kitten