Written by Marjorie Dawson

Dash Kitten A Photo Memory

Dash Kitten A Photo Memory

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Today in 2013 Dash Kitten died after being attacked. His loss shocked the anipal blogosphere and all of his friends. This photo memory celebrates a fine man cat.

Dash Kitten in Beret #wlf
Proud Whiskers Liberation Front (#WLF) member

His example of positive fundraising and encouragement when Twitter was a lively place of engagement for hundreds of anipals, meant that friends wanted to offer him a fitting memorial.

Dash Kitten Solo Image

Thanks to Athena Wise Kitty, (not our current Athena) they raised $600US. The pals did this as a surprise, without telling me, and asked for my local cat charity nomination. The sum was donated to the cats at UHARS (Upper Hutt Animal Rescue) where I volunteered at the time.

Dash Kitten Web Site Banner

The Dash Kitten Blanket

Many friends got together and inspired by our friend Newt the Cat knitted and crocheted a beautiful blanket which was sent to me and wrapped me in the warmth of their love and continues to do so today when winter’s chill nibbles at my toes. This is an amazing photo memory!

Each tag holds a message from one of Dash’s friends. The post about the blanket (and new staff_ at Dash Kitten can be read here. Newt’s Mum joined all of the squares together herself, a huge task of which I am still in awe.

Dash Kitten Memorial Blanket Newt The Cat

Dash’s Mission to Help

Dash Kitten and the blog’s mission to help has transformed itself over time as the blog has changed. From extensive Twitter fundraising I am now aiming to fundraise through teaching others about taking pictures and selling photos online as cards and gifts at Red Bubble.

Photo Memory. A Black and White Photographic Portrait 'Chenzou Surveys the Cat Cafe'

The Award winning portrait of Chenzou is being printed as cards to sell locally. 100% of the funds raised from the sale of the card will benefit Loose Leash Cat Rescue (FB Link) a small cat rescue in New Zealand.

Dash is missed

Every single day I think about him, as well as Harvey and Dot Kitten after their sudden loss so close together. Their loss has taken its toll and I am doing my best to destress with the current fur family.

Peanut our First and Best Cat

We lost Peanut one day before Dash in a different year. She was our first cat and a tower of absolute strength in the household.

Look at this ‘I am in Charge Here’ face. It makes me smile!

Image of Peanut from DashKitten.com
Peanut as featured on the BlogPaws® Blog

Stay safe everyone.

Marjorie Dawson

Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.

She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.

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15 thoughts on “Dash Kitten A Photo Memory”

  1. sending hugs and loves your way, belated, but sending none the less as you remember peanut and dash. ♥♥♥♥♥

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss recently and Dash looked so dapper. Aww…I love Peanut’s expression too. I ordered my cards from your Redbubble shop! I look forward to receiving them soon. May your sweet fur angels rest in peace and keep watch over you.

  3. Thank you for sharing these memories. We came later to reading this blog. We are sorry for your losses, but know they will never be forgotten.

  4. We remember that sad day and how so many joined together to help others in Dash Kitten’s name and spirit. Thanks Marjorie for all you have done and continue to do for those in need. Miss you Dash

  5. Deer Miss Marjorie wee nevurr mew Peanut….shee was a beeuteefull lady cat.
    An Dash was dashin like Clark Gabell dashin hansum….
    LadyMew sorta mew him….shee said hee was purrty amazin!

    Too many lossess Miss Marjorie an wee send all our <3 LOVE <3 an ***purrss*** an **paw kissess** BellaDahrma an LadyMew

  6. What a lovely remembrance of your beloved Dash. He sure was special, and we love that the pet blogging community came together in love and support in your time of grief. Thank you for all you do, and for sharing Dash — and Peanut! — with all of us. XO

  7. This is a lovely tribute to Dash. The memorial blanket is amazing and contains so much love. Hugs to you as you remember your wonderful boy, and Peanut too.

  8. Oh, that must have been ever so devastating for you and your whole family.
    I never got to know Dash, my loss…

    Sending hugs and love as you remember precious Angel Dash, and your other angels, too. ♥

  9. Hugs from all of is Marjorie, I so remember that awful day and the heartbreak we all felt. We’ll never ever forget the only and only Dash.

    • Thank you Brian. Life without him is different and my hopes and future changed. I hope he knows how much he was and is still loved.


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