Our Founder Cat Dash Kitten set up this blog with the intention of helping others, passing on well researched guidance, and fun. We were going to hold off until 6th October but Dash LOVED his International Pet Blogging friends and was working enthusiastically towards International Pet Blogging Month …

We have thought, pondered, and worried and we cannot stand on the sidelines any longer – we need to help. So the new team from DashKitten is here to carry on our Founder Cat’s wishes. We hope, to follow in Dash’s pawsteps continuing to spotlight New Zealand (Middle Earth); keep anipals informed on current issues, and (Miranda’s favourite) shopping. Without further ado, let me introduce the new staff.

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Miranda Kitten – taking up the baton of Editor of the DK Team. She will be covering major stories and pet shopping, – alongside new team member Christoper R Groove who will be our USA representative. (Twitter @ChrisGroove1 Chris on FB. Miranda welcomes new follows on Twitter she hopes to see you there. She will also introduce our Guest Bloggers.

Harvey Middle Earth Monday Correspondent
Harvey Button – or plain Harvey, is our new Middle Earth Monday correspondent. Twitter handle @HarveyButtonNZ Harvey has had a pretty rough life (and the victim of nervous eczema) but now as part of the DK team he has so much enthusiasm, warmth and love that he is aiming high – hoping to show the world that New Zealand is a small country with a big and beautiful heart.

Silver Middle Earth Correspondent
Finally, meet Silver, Brofur to Miranda. Silver is our outdoor roving reporter whose tireless exploration will bring you some the wilder corners of New Zealand and other fun stuff. He is brave, fearless and loving (he is also fond of the ‘nip) as a result he is not allowed on Twitter but can be contacted via the blog in the comments!

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“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name
and the inheritance of a great example.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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44 Comments

  1. angelswhisper2011

    October 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Wow, what a team! I’m sure Dash is purring down from heaven. Pawkisses 🙂
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  2. meowmeowmans

    October 2, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    What a great staff you’ve assembled! We know that Dash is proudly purring at the Bridge!
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  3. Ann "Paws" Staub

    October 1, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Wow – what a wonderful team of felines! Can’t wait to see what you all have in store for us.
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  4. Jobi and Fisher

    September 30, 2013 at 8:17 am

    All wonderful news, kitties. You are doing your founder proud!
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  5. Caren Gittleman

    September 30, 2013 at 4:20 am

    sounds like you have one capable staff indeed!
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  6. The Florida Furkids

    September 29, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    What a great Team! We’re so glad you are carrying on Dash’s work!

    The Florida Furkids
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  7. KatzTales

    September 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Sounds pawsome!
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  8. The Creek Cats

    September 29, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Hello there, cuties! What a great team of kittehs!
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  9. IcyPinkLemonade

    September 29, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Great to meet the new staff! I love that Silver isn’t allowed on twitter cuz if the nip! Lol

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  10. Layla Morgan Wilde

    September 29, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Great news and shared!
    Layla Morgan Wilde recently posted…MOUSES! It’s a Magic Hour CaturdayMy Profile

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  11. Lee County Clowder

    September 29, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Somewhere, Dash Kittie is sitting with a smug look on his face. It took three kitties to take over his job.

    Welcome to the CB and blogging, all of you.
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  12. Scylla, Socks, Tuiren & Fenris

    September 29, 2013 at 5:54 am

    We know Dash is thrilled that you are carrying on his legacy.
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  13. Forty Paws

    September 29, 2013 at 4:30 am

    Great team! Dash would be so happy that all the kitties are working with you to highlight New Zealand issues!

    Luf, Us
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  14. TinyEllwoodGingerElioth&Chouchou

    September 29, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Hey Guys! We are so very, very sad when we read the news of Dash and Ginger and Ellwood were very embarassed (as they well should be) for the horrible actions of their kind. In our house, us cats and dogs live in harmony, but we know that is not true everywhere. We’re happy that the reins have been taken up again (gotta get back on the horse, or, as in this case, the blog) even when its painful (well, we are not one to talk as our blog has been pretty meager since our leader passed away and that was over a year and a half ago…). We admire your courage and the desire to communicate with and help others around the globe. We look forward to learning more about Middle Earth. We are located in Upper Earth, where it is already Fall (yuck! Mom even has to rake leaves in the garden already!!) in the Czech Republic. We don’t know what it is like where you live so look forward to hearing all about it!! Bravo for your courage and good luck in your endeavours…you’ve got a great team there and I’m sure Dash is proud of you for carrying on the torch!!

    Much purrs and tail wags from the 5 of us: Tiny (our Abysinnian Queen at the age of nearly 19 years), Ellwood and his sister Ginger (the dawgs), and me, Elioth and my sister Chouchou (we are Siamese if you please!)
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  15. mariodacat

    September 29, 2013 at 1:00 am

    What a great new staff! I’m sure Dash would highly approve. Someone needed to fill his boots – errrr paws – and he would be a tough act to follow. So happy there are 4 willing newbies willing to step up and do the job. it will be fun getting to know all of you better and seeing more of your beautiful country.
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  16. Mo & The Purries

    September 29, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Great staff, and I know Dash would be proud of the legacy.
    Keep up the great work!
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  17. Angel MoMo and Chalotte

    September 28, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Hai! You have a great team there.
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  18. Hannah and Lucy

    September 28, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    We are looking forward to getting to know you all.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
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  19. @DaneRay/Ray Chesnick

    September 28, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I’m so happy you’re continuing the blog! Dash is smiling down on you for continuing his legacy of helping others. 🙂 Hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, my friend.

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  20. Black Cat

    September 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Nice to meet you all! 🙂

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  21. Nerissa's Life

    September 28, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    You all are gonna follow in Dash’s pawprints, so well and most likely make a few pawprints of your own, too!

    Purrs,
    Nissy
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  22. The Island Cats

    September 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    What a great staff! They will continue Dash’s mission!
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  23. Smokey Pino

    September 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    MOL! Sounds like Silver cannot make the acquaintance of his counterpart in da USA–my brofur, Sebastian. How he luvs nip. Otherwise, what a fun blog. Looking forward to all the new information to be provided. I have to make sure I’m following everyone. Purrs

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  24. Mr. Breeze

    September 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Glad to meet you!

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  25. Sometimes, Cats Herd You

    September 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    What a top-notch staff. Dash would be proud of them, and of you for organizing to carry on in his name. <3
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  26. Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

    September 28, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    HI Team! Nice ta meetcha! We know you’ll do Dash proud!
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  27. Mom Julie & Kitties

    September 28, 2013 at 11:03 am

    A team in place with Dash kitten to watch over all. What could be better..<3
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  28. jansfunnyfarm

    September 28, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Wow, shopping?We I love shopping.

    Merci & Cyndi

    We’re confident the new staff will do Dash proud.

    Funny Farmers
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  29. Melissa

    September 28, 2013 at 10:44 am

    What fantastic news for you all! Truffles just took over for my beloved Tara. She had big paws to fill but she’s doing just perfectly 🙂
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  30. Connie

    September 28, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Welcome to the internet. You are following in big paw steps, but I’m sure you will do wonderfully
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  31. Sparkle

    September 28, 2013 at 10:17 am

    How awesome to meet your new staff! This crew looks well prepared to carry on where Dash left off.
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  32. Judy Alvey

    September 28, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Such a noble crew to carry on Dash’s work. I’m betting that Dash is smiling Over The Rainbow Bridge. (That is when he’s not checking on Mum and Dad

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  33. Rumblepurr

    September 28, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Ooo hullo Miranda and the rest of the team!! So nice to see you guys 🙂
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  34. Marg

    September 28, 2013 at 10:06 am

    This sure looks like a wonderful staff. We sure are glad to be gettng to know all of you. We would love to help in anyway that we can to help some animals find their homes. Have a great week end.
    Marg recently posted…Formerly Feral.My Profile

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  35. Angel Abby

    September 28, 2013 at 9:53 am

    You could not have a finer staff to carry on Dash’s legacy!
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  36. Jessie & Jane

    September 28, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Hugs and so pleased that Chris, Miranda, Harvey Button and Silver are taking on this pawsome taks for darling Dash xxx’s
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  37. Brian

    September 28, 2013 at 7:45 am

    We are so proud and happy that you are carrying on the legacy of dear Dash and we know the Bridge is glowing with pride today!
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  38. Alana & Crepes

    September 28, 2013 at 5:49 am

    Great job, everyone! We are looking forward to more from you! Welcome to the blogosphere, Team Dash. Purrs and head butts. – Crepes.
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  39. Glogirly & Katie

    September 28, 2013 at 5:41 am

    What a PAWSOME staff!!! Miranda, Harvey & Silver will carry on Dash’s memory with honor. We can’t wait to hear more from them.

    …We’ve never heard that beautiful quote from Disraeli before. It’s as if he said that with you and Dash in mind. (((purrs)))

    Big hugs!
    Glogirly, Katie & Waffles
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  40. Cathy Keisha

    September 28, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Love your new staff. I’m so excited that Chris Groove will be along. Love ago he had a blog that I followed. This looks like a top notch team that should be able to make Dash proud.
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  41. Austin Towers

    September 28, 2013 at 5:28 am

    A wonderful and exciting line up. Look forward to exciting times :))
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  42. Angel Keisha

    September 28, 2013 at 4:34 am

    U is good inheritors of teh Dash legacy. Wear it with meows. 🙂
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  43. Katie Isabella

    September 28, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Love you all and looking forward to your carrying on. xxoo

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  44. Texas, a cat in... Austin

    September 28, 2013 at 2:45 am

    It sounds like a great team! I bet Dash would be proud!
    Purrs
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