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A year ago today September the 6th 2013 (New Zealand time) we lost our beloved Founder Cat – Dash Kitten. International Pet Blogger and awesome, wonderful cat. His loss is one we are still coming to terms with and we take a moment today to honour our Best Boy.

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We will take our inspiration for the tenor of our post from our mentor and friend Sparkle who passed away in August. She did not want people to mourn, she wished her friends to celebrate her life. So we will look for the blessings Dash’s blog has brought to us since it was founded in February 2012.

Our marvelous Dash Kitten Blanket created by an host of crafty friends co-ordinated by @NewtTheCat

Dash was an hero to many, a popular kitty on Twitter and keen fundraiser and enthusiastic helper at the fund raisers taking place; he threw himself into everything with gusto. He was a partially sighted rescue kitten who’s zest for life was legendary to those who knew him locally. Knowing his own good fortune he committed to help others as much as he could – he counted his blessings daily.

Friend Brian Frum honoured Dash when he helped the Cuteheads with a memorial run.

For Twitter pals :- #TheAviators #Angels are doing an Honours Flypast SEP 6 – 7PM New Zealand – 8 AM UK
#TheAviators #Angels @MundarePeggy All are welcome to join us.

 ** Good Things from Dash **

  • The support from friends since Dash passed has been immense. Their patience ongoing. Even now, a year later, a friend will give encouragement with we falter. They never say get over it, or move on. They simply offer love and encouragement.
  • People read our blog posts – they share, they comment – it keeps us going, and we continue to improve!
  • Our AnimalSOS posts are given attention on Google+, Twitter and FB thanks to our supporters, how lucky we are!
  • We are inspired through International Pet Blogging Month by our fellow pet bloggers and friends – without Dash and the blog our lives would not be as rich and full of joy as they are.
  • The cards people sent about Dash are still hung on ribbons on our wall – they mean a lot to us. They make us smile that our boy was so loved.
  • We kept a page of the wonderful memorial images created by friends for Dash – they are lovely!
  • We have never forgotten the comment made by a friend, in our blog post announcing the blog would continue, that it was taking a team to replace Dash Kitten. It made us smile more than anything 🙂

Thank you for joining us today.
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    The Island Cats

    September 6, 2014 at 12:54 am

    We’ll never forget Dash. Purrs to you as you remember him today.
    The Island Cats recently posted…Formerly Feral – All EyesMy Profile


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    Random Felines

    September 6, 2014 at 1:41 am

    A lovely tribute to Dash. Pawing it forward is a wonderful thing….we thank you for helping us do it as well! Purrs
    Random Felines recently posted…Random FridaysMy Profile


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    Kitties Blue

    September 6, 2014 at 1:44 am

    A whole year already. Special kitties are remembered continually making them seem as if they are always with us, even though their physical being has passed on. Dash was truly special, and we thank you for reminding us of him today. Hope you will join us for our Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
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    Edie Chase

    September 6, 2014 at 3:28 am

    I can’t believe it’s been a year already. You have done a wonderful job keeping his blog going even if it did take a team to take his place 😉 Once by my side, forever in my heart.


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    Brian Frum

    September 6, 2014 at 3:40 am

    We are still crushed over the loss of our dear friend, but what a difference his life made for so many.
    Brian Frum recently posted…T.G.I.F. The GrubMy Profile


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    September 6, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Such a beautiful tribute to your special boy. We are so grateful for Dash, and for the indelible good he brought to the world. He lives always in our hearts.

    Purrs and hugs as you remember him today.
    meowmeowmans recently posted…(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Tom and AndrewMy Profile


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    September 6, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Purrs to you today. My human remembers Dash fondly and always will.
    Summer recently posted…My Trip to PetCoMy Profile


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    September 6, 2014 at 5:39 am

    We are sending a lot of purrrrrrrrrrrrs to you. Even though we did not each other back then, we can totally relate to your pain.
    QueenMissy recently posted…Trolley Bus ride with furiendsMy Profile


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    Melissa and Truffles

    September 6, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Beautiful tribute to such a special kitty. We remember that terrible day. {{{Hugs}}}


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    Michelle Wolff

    September 6, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Bless your hearts for keeping on in the face of sorrow. I am so glad that you are still blogging! You should never feel bad about the length of time you miss him!; I miss pets that have been gone for years andbyears. They just touch our hearts soooo deeply. HUGS!
    Michelle Wolff recently posted…Catio Tour Brings Attention to Options and Raises Funds for Feral Cat Coalition of OregonMy Profile


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    Dash Kitten

    September 6, 2014 at 11:04 am


    “Luv and miss u so much Dash. I love meowing with u on twitter. I will never forget u Dash. luv Tosh and mummy xxxx”


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    Scylla, Socks, Tuiren & Fenris

    September 6, 2014 at 11:42 am

    We still mourn the loss of dear Dash, but what a difference his life made for so many. His memory lives on in our hearts.
    Scylla, Socks, Tuiren & Fenris recently posted…Fenris FridayMy Profile


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    Sometimes Cats Herd You

    September 6, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Dash was such a special boy, and we won’t eer forget him. We’re so glad that cats are still being rescued in his honor!
    Sometimes Cats Herd You recently posted…Best View in the HouseMy Profile


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    skye613 (De)

    September 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Dash was my friend and he lives on in all our hearts.


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    September 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Dash was such a good friend, always ready to help. I miss him. Mommy lit a candle for him yesterday. I am so glad the blog is continuing with Team Dash. Comforting purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs to all of you.


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    September 6, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Duh, mommy lit a candle for him on Friday, 5 Sep. I’ll make sure she lights one again on Saturday. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs


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    Layla Morgan Wilde

    September 6, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    We send soft purrs of support at this time of remembrance. The one year anniversary is the hardest and your tribute honors him beautifully. Dash is fondly remembered.


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    The Swiss Cats

    September 6, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Purrs for you during these remembering days. What a lovely tribute to Dash ! Purrs
    The Swiss Cats recently posted…Y’a plus de saisons !My Profile


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    Fur Everywhere

    September 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    We know this is a difficult day for you. It is obvious how much you love Dash Kitten, and we know he can feel it at the Bridge. ::hugs:: and purrs
    Fur Everywhere recently posted…Mancat MondayMy Profile


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    Thomas Archer

    September 6, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    *soft paw* We think of Dash efurryday Aunty. He was a pawsome furiend, one of the first I made on twitter. I was proud to be his furiend and I will miss him ’til the day we are reunited. ‘Til that day, he lives in our hearts and memories *face licks* We have you in our thoughts xox


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    Charles Huss

    September 6, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    I wish I had the words to make you feel better at this time.0
    Charles Huss recently posted…Photo Friday: Keyboard TroublesMy Profile


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    Savannah's Paw Tracks

    September 7, 2014 at 6:32 am

    I know exactly where I was and at what time I learned Dash had died. I was crushed and still am. His loss was immense to Savannah and Nerissa…they were ready for many more adventures with Dash…and now…Silver and Miranda and Harvey will join we hope. Pals Forever
    Savannah’s Paw Tracks recently posted…Tigger Update: Friday FrolicsMy Profile


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    Cathy Keisha

    September 7, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Dash had such a big heart. I’ll remember him always.
    Cathy Keisha recently posted…The Gray CatMy Profile


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    September 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

    What a beautiful tribute to Dash. I think of him every day. He was very special. Thank you for sharing him with us.


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    Nerissa's Life

    September 8, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I think everyone still misses Dash a lot.

    Dash will always be in our hearts. Always. Always and forever.

    Nerissa’s Life recently posted…not another oneMy Profile


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    September 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Sending hugs, a lovely tribute!


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