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.
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.
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.