When Sockington Shouts

A week ago Dash died, taken from us suddenly and harshly. Recovery is coming thanks to the huge support of friends online over the past 7 days. The sun shines outside, we take a deep breath, remember to eat breakfast, and share our cups of coffee with our Twitter pals online – you guys have meant a lot this week. BUT we had some spirit lifting surprises we want to share……

Yesterday during my last check in for the day Teri Christopher @inquarters14 Twitter friend RT’d me a post that set me back on my heels. @Sockington had within that hour given a shout out to Dash – you can see it above. We were blown away, that Sockington, with followers numbering over 1,300,000 should have registered, let alone felt he should acknowledge Dash. You know, I think we stand a bit taller now at Casa Dash now.

When Sockington Shouts
Meow Out From Sockington

Also, two dear and close pals have also written blog posts that I would love you to read.  @NerissaThCat and @MsSavyDo they are full of warmth and love. Nissy and Savvy were part of Dash’s big blog adventure not too long ago!

Finally, I must thank @NikePurrfektKat and her lovely mum Eugenie, Nike surprised us with an appeal she launched in Dash’s memory. She knew Dash would want to continue to help others and Upper Hutt Animal Rescue was the local rescue chosen to receive the donation. (We volunteer there on Friday’s).  Nike did this unprompted, knowing that there would be no better way to memorialise a cat whose conscience was always with those in need.

Dash You Caring total
By the time the You Caring Appeal closed, US$600 had been raised for Upper Hutt Animal Rescue. After a small deduction by YouCaring, the amount donated is NZ$720. You can imagine, I am sure, the difference this might mean to a small rescue in tight economic times.  We are grateful for Eugenie and Nike’s perceptive care and thoughtfulness, and to the host of pals who contributed, and left heartfelt messages.  I could never even have thought of this, let alone act on it, but Nike did, – we here in New Zealand are grateful.

When Sockington Shouts -the world listens.

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18 Comments

  1. KatzTales

    September 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    That’s nice but we miss Dash…
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  2. Jobi and Fisher

    September 18, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Now you know how very special you and Dash and the crew are! Sockington. Wow! It would be the same if it were reversed. Two giant forces on one internet. Sometimes when the tears still flow, the heart just has to smile. Luv, hugs, and purrs.
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  3. Basil

    September 17, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss!

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  4. Glogirly & Katie

    September 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    This is so amazing….and warms our hearts. We know your pain is fresh and raw. There will always be some hurt there. But how amazing that you and your boy have made such a difference in the lives of so many people and cats.
    We are proud to call you friend.
    xxoo
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  5. SUGAR: Golden Woofs

    September 16, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Lots of Love among friends. Sending you Lots of Golden LOVE. Dash left precious memories that you’ll remember forever. Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  6. Thomas Archer @PuppyNumber7

    September 15, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    High paws to Nike .. what a thoughtful gesture and so proactive, giving hope in the midst of this heartbreaking time. Good on you Nike. Aunty, Dash will continue to make a difference on this earth xox

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  7. CATachresis

    September 14, 2013 at 10:27 am

    We have come to the conclusion that cat bloggers are the absolute BEST!!! xox
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  8. Timmy Tomcat

    September 14, 2013 at 7:51 am

    This make us feel better!
    Dash was indeed a special cat and we will continue to help others in his name
    Purrs
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  9. Brian

    September 14, 2013 at 6:32 am

    We all feel so helpless, but we keep sending out love and hiugs.
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  10. Karen Brothers

    September 14, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Our hearts broke when we heard the news – Dash was a wonderful and special friend to our anipal community. We are here for each other in good times and in tragic – the loss of a pal is painful and it always helps to have those that understand our true love and devotion to our pets.

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  11. Sometimes, Cats Herd You

    September 13, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    The head peep saw Sockington’s tweet on her phone as she was walking into the office yesterday morning.Someone asked her on the elevator “What are you smiling about?” and it was too hard to explain. So glad that Dash got a shout-out from the most popular cat on Twitter. He certainly deserves the recognition. The generosity to Upper Hutt Animal Hospital is just another example of all of the amazing work that Dash did. Lots of purrs to you from all of us.
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  12. Texas, a cat in... Austin

    September 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Sending more purrs your way…
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  13. Sparkle

    September 13, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    That is so awesome that Dash got a shout out from Sockington! His spirit still resonates across the blogosphere.
    Sparkle recently posted…Adventures With Litter OneMy Profile

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  14. The Island Cats

    September 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Dash touched so many. He will be missed.
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  15. Kitties Blue

    September 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Since Mom doesn’t do Twitter, she doesn’t know some of these folks. But the generous donation sounds pawsome. We have read lots of posts in honor and memory of Dash. We hope that helps you with the grieving process. The loss of Dash was so senseless that we know it will take a very long time for you to come to terms with it. Please know that our mommy is praying for you. Wonderful Team Membership Leadership Award!
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  16. Nerissa's Life

    September 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Dash was and still is loved. LOVED. Loved by all.

    Purrs,
    Nissy
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  17. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    September 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    oh sweet Dash’s furramily…this is such a hard time…if you have not visited Manx Mnews: http://manxmnews.blogspot.com/
    you simply must. Your anguish is a mirror of Abby’s Mom’s…you both need each other to move forward through grief…while carrying on with your lives and they lives of your remaining kitties…you have two pawsome cat spirits who will guide you and all of us through this very harsh time. Again, Dash….we luvluvluv you, paw hugs, Savvy
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  18. Katie Isabella

    September 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Much love to you dearest Dash Mommy.

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