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Dash Kitten In Memoriam

Dash Kitten
4th of October 2006
6th September 2013

Dash Kitten Memorial Image Love

Dash Candles Were Here

Friends, my heart breaks. Today our beloved boy Dash passed away after being mauled by two dogs.  My boy, who loved the outdoors, the sunshine, who didn’t mind having suncream or Filtabac on his ears when he went out in the sun, who yelled like crazy when it was dinner time. My boy is gone. My boy who we believed no-one else would want because he had micro-ophthalmia, our local vet could not save him.

A neighbour across the back investigated the noise he heard and found Dash, he rushed him down to the vet but he was too late. We are in shock. There is a weight on my heart – only last week we wrote about losing Jami, Homer and friend Smokey8. Dash and I are so proud of his blogging achievements, our daily strike rate has continued to climb with each passing week, and we do not want to lose our friends. Miranda may be waiting in the wings, and take over after a period of mourning. Please, friends – my grief knows no bounds I can write to more.

Marjorie, Paul, Peanut (17), Sienna, Miranda, Silver, Jack the Ginger Boy, Harvey the Foster. Tash the Kitten

One Year On – the blog post

Google Reaer is Gone!

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.

Dash Kitten Banner

Our Treasured Blog Rescue logo by Glogirly.com

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 marvellous Dash Kitten Blanket created by a host of crafty friends co-ordinated by @NewtTheCat

Dash was a hero to many, a popular kitty on Twitter and keen fundraiser and enthusiastic helper at the fundraisers 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 – 7 PM 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 is 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 🙂

UPDATE: I was not going to touch this post again, but the response and outpouring of grief for Dash has been so overwhelming that I am humbled at the impact he has made on the blogging and Twittersphere. We thought we just tweeted, appealed and harried people until they gave in. It turns out he had the respect of hundreds, if not thousands of friends who appreciated his work, and the help he gave. I tried to take down all the candle messages but they keep moving.

Today I learned that dear @NikePurrfektcat had started a brief  YouCaring appeal in Dash’s memory for a rescue we nominated, she did it as a surprise and – I was stunned at the response of so many.

We are profoundly grateful for the gracious blog post tributes from our fellow cat bloggers Glogirly, Sparklecat, MariodaCat, CathyKeisha, Texas. How can we ever thank you for your immense support as this terrible time, your comments, and your deep love and support.

Angel Dash Kitten Memorial Image 1

Miranda is tugging at my sleeve asking when her next pet shopping post goes up – I told her we need to take a breath, but we hope to be back to help others, one day.

Thank you for joining us today.
Harvey Button, Miranda Kitten and Silver Kitten
Staff at DashKitten.com

175 thoughts on “Dash Kitten In Memoriam”

  1. Dear Marjorie – Elly aka @PETCHAT here to say that myself and pack @Pianoweatherman and @SchmittySays are so saddened by the loss of your dear kitty, DASH. We have always loved having you join us Mondays half a world away @ #PETCHAT. I know I speak for all the #PETCHAT Peeps in saying that we are all thinking of you and sending heartfelt healing hugs your way.

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  2. Marjorie, words do not always help, but you have plenty of them everywhere from which to find solace for Dash’s passing. And he did ‘pass’…he did not go away…Dash is living in your heart, mind and all our collective hearts and minds…his presence will endure the march of time…you’ll see…purromise…Savannah says “luvluvluv you” Miss Marjorie…and so do I…you are an inspiration to me, my writing and Dash will continue to give encouragement to Savvy

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  3. I am not surprised at the outpouring of love and support. Dash truly was loved and admired around the world and we are all better critters and humans because you shared that special boy with all of us and motivated us to do what we do.

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  4. I am very sorry to hear about your little boy. I believe that we will one day be together with the ones that we lost, until then God will take good care of him. May he rest in peace.

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  5. And now you have 168.
    Marjorie, you’ve touched the hearts SO many. People, kitties, animals in need…
    Bless you… We will be here whenever you are ready to come back.
    Love,
    Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

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  6. We were so sorry to hear about Dash. We loved tweeting with him and reading HP together. Sending much love to Marjorie and Dash. He will always be in our hearts.

    Rusty, Severus, and Minerva

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  7. My friend’s blog Merio told us about you losing Dash!! My heart gos out to you! In 12 days I lost my dog who was only 2 years and 3 months 2 weeks old,, one year ago and I am still hurting. Then just 10 days later our cat Happy was 21 or 22 years old died and we were left with no animals!! We were really hurting so I feel so sorry for you!! RIP DASH!!!

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  8. we are so very sorry…..there are just no words. we hope that you can find happy memories of him to help you heal. purrsssss

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  9. How truly devastating. We are so, so sorry to hear about this heart-breaking loss of your special boy. We send you our gentlest purrs and wrap you in thoughts of love.

    Be Well Sweet Dash

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  10. I am so sorry for your incredible loss. Dash has made such a positive difference in so many lives. He will be remembered and missed by so many. RIP Dash, run free and play in the sunshine.

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  11. Dear Marjorie & Paul,
    My heart breaks reading your post. Please accept my deepest condolences. The tragic story really filled my heart with pain and my eyes with tears. I pray that you will have strength to get through this sorrow and will find peace in your heart and mind. Rest in peace Dash, you will be forever in our heart. xoxoxo DCKitty and mom

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  12. Oh, Marjorie, I am so, so sorry. You know that I understand exactly how you feel, as I haven’t quite come to terms with Jami’s death yet. It leaves such a huge empty space in your heart that can never be filled, just pushed to the background after a time. I cry with you. Dash was always there first to help all other anipals. He was my example of a loving heart. I will miss him so much. I send you many comforting purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

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  13. We are so sad to hear about Dash. What a terrible event. No matter how a pet dies, it is a wrenching experience, but this seems especially hard.
    Purrs and hugs and headbonks from Louie, Wilbur and Skootch

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  14. Reading all these gives me sadness and joy.You reap what you sow……….u nd Dash always sowed love. Take comfort dear lady,all my love..Kathleen

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  15. We are so heart broken to hear about your dear boy. It is so hard to forgive yourself for not being there but you must. Dash would never blame you for anything because he was doing something that he loved and he loved you.
    We purr and pray for you as we do for all that have loved so deeply and had there hearts torn out. May you find peace and comfort. Dash will always be nearby.
    Luvs Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang >^..^<

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  16. Dear Dash Iz will miss you so much dear furrend. I know your star will shine bright, you were such a grate pal. Luvs and *softpaw* to your family at this diffikult time.

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  17. We heard about your loss from a few of our friends and wanted to give you some hugs and Speedy snuggles,we are so sorry that this has happened to such a beautiful baby and to you,xx Speedy and Mum Rachel

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  18. We send our love and support from the Tomcat Home
    We also are deeply grieved and can find few words.
    We only recently met Dash in the #GiveaHoot benefit.
    His love and special giving will be missed
    Timmy and Family

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  19. Our thoughts and love are with Marjorie, Paul and their remaining kitties at this devastating time. Dash will always be in our hearts. May St Francis of Assisi look after Dash and all our OTRB anipals.

    Love and kisses and hugs

    Jazzy, Trea and Enid da Mummy XXXX

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  20. I don’t know what to say. My heart is so heavy that it has no words that would bring any comfort but know that my prayers are with you and I will greatly miss my friend. Poodle hugs and love.

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  21. We came over from Brian’s place where we learned about the loss of your dear, sweet Dash. We did not know him but it broke our hearts to read about his passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and we hope the pain is replaced with precious memories of your sweet Dash very soon. Hugs

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  22. Run free forever, dear Dash. We are so sorry to hear this news, and so sad. Never forget you are loved by so many and alway will be. Love, hugs and purrs to the beautful humans who mourn for you.

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  23. How terrible! The dogs that did this to your lovely cat, must face he same verdict, they are a danger to other living beings and therefore must be killed. You must tell the police what happened and they have to take action against the dogs and their owner.

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  24. Dearest Dash has shared his big heart so lovingly with anipals & his loss leaves us bereft. Dash made our community better & his love will continue. xoxoxox

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  25. Many healing hugs for your broken heart. Your dear Dash lives in your heart and in us all. xo

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  26. I am so very sorry to hear of your tragic loss and I can only imagine the grief you are experiencing. I hope, in time, your sadness slips away and is replaced by the wonderful memories you have of your wonderful kitty.

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  27. Marjorie, I am so sorry for the sudden and tragic your loss of dear Dash. No words just hugs.

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  28. My heart is breaking for you. Dash is –no doubt– playing like a kitten and watching over his human family with love.

    I am so sorry for your loss.

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  29. I have no words I met Dash at #nipclub always in the early hours (I’m in UK) he always made me feel loved and froo my tears I am finding it hard to make sense of any of this I miss you dash and I hope we can help your familee you were so loved sweet boy love to you all Moo xxx

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  30. Oh, Marjorie, I can’t tell you how extremely sorry I am about your shocking loss. What a cruel, awful ending to a beautiful life. How do I know it was beautiful? Because he was your boy, and I can tell just from knowing you on Petchat that you are big-hearted and kind. Breathe deeply and remember the joy that Dash experienced, and how secure and loved he felt in your home. His life is not defined by its end. I’m sending a big hug your way. xoxoxo

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  31. oh marjorie, i so sorry 2 hear about dash, he was such a good pal 2 me! i just heard about wut happened and had 2 write u rite away. sending u luvs an gentle *nosetaps* an purrs. dash will be missed… purrs… xxxxx

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  32. Our sympathies are with you as you are grieving the loss of your beloved Dash. It’s always the biggest fear that this kind of tragic ending happens to our most special creature. Our paws and arms reach out to you in hugs and love to help you heal. Love and purrs from Brenda, Beau Beau and Angie

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  33. Please accept my sympathy on the loss of DASH!! Altho we do not know eah other I have seen Dash comment on WordPress where Nylablue & I blog & I always enjoyed reading his comments. I found out about Dash via Texas (Tex Cat) on Facebook & had to come over & leave a message.
    I pray in time your memories will be a comfort to you.
    Sincerely, Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue of the Purrfect Pad (WP)

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  34. This is absolutely the worst thing we have ever heard happening. With all the bad press that cats have gotten lately about killing birds, this is so, so much worse. We hope these animals have been reported to animal control. Mom’s and our hearts are breaking for you and Dash. That was absolutely no way for him to lose his life. We are praying for you as you grieve. We know you will carry him in your heart forever. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  35. I am SO sorry to hear about your sweet boy, Dash. He is in peace now and is running freely over the Bridge.

    You and your family are in my thoughts. <3

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  36. Oh Marjorie — on behalf of all dog parents every where, I am so terribly, terribly sorry! Dash was an awesome cat. If there’s anything I can help you with online, don’t hesitate to let me know.

    Christie from lifewithbeagle.com

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  37. Dear Dash’s Family. My heart aches for you in your terrible loss. Dash will be remembered in our hearts a look after all of us and our cherished animals from above. He gave so much love in his life. May he soar with the angels. Love and miss you already dash. Maverick Cat

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  38. Dear Marjorie, Paul, Peanut (17), Sienna, Miranda, Silver, Jack the Ginger Boy, Harvey the Foster. Tash the Kitten, I am so sorry for your loss of Dash and in the manner he is gone. My heart breaks for you who survive here without Dash. Many purrs and headbutts to you. May you arrive at peace soon, and may you be filled with loving and fond memories of Dash.

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  39. I am so sorry to hear what happened and wanted to come and leave our purrs and words of comfort. You must be hurting so badly. Words cant heal but hopefully can help. Run free sweet dash. Hugs GJ x

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  40. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Dash. I had only just “met” him but I know how deeply he was loved, and how much it hurts for you right now. My kitties have their purr motors revved and running on high, sending you lots of love, light and healing purrs.

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  41. Dear Marjorie, I can well imagine what you are going through having lost my sweet Smokey a week ago yesterday. Every time one of our furbabies crosses over the Bridge, we cry and mourn and are left asunder. But there is a special gut wrenching sadness that occurs when our babies, through no fault of their own, leave us in such sad and horrific way. We don,t get a chance to save them, we don’t get a chance to hold them one last time and say, “Until me we meet again.” Please take it one day at a time, take comfort and some solace in all the tributes that will be paid to Dash. In the meantime, I send you all my love and I will be praying for you. Sincerely, Tessie (@Smokey8’s Mom)

    Dash in the meantime will be playing with all his pals at the Rainbow Bridge without a care until you meet again.

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  42. Poor baby. That just breaks my heart. He looks exactly like my adopted male cat “Snowball”, wide nose and all.
    Peace be with you, Dash…
    🙁

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  43. Dear Marjorie, I can well imagine what you are going through having lost my sweet Smokey a week ago yesterday. Every time one of our furbabies crosses over the Bridge, we cry and mourn and are left asunder. But there is a special gut wrenching sadness that occurs when our babies, through no fault of their own, leave us in such sad and horrific way. We don,t get a chance to save them, we don’t get a chance to hold them one last time and say, “Until me we meet again.” Please take it one day at a time, take comfort and some solace in all the tributes that will be paid to Dash. In the meantime, I send you all my love and I will be praying for you. We will always love Dash. Sincerely, Tessie (@Smokey8’s Mom)

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  44. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss…….such sad sad news. Your boy brightened the days of many (as I have read from above) and will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Sending many hugs and …..my 8 cats send their loving and comforting purrs to you this tragic day.

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  45. We are visiting from Katie Isabella’s blog. We are so sad to hear about Dash. We’re sending lots of hugs and purrs your way. Run free, Dash!

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  46. Oh Dash… I miss you already. We all love you and always will. Love and friendship transcend the distance of the bridge. We will look after your mom and help her through this. We will be there for her and we will purr for you.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  47. Oh no. Not Dash! Oh my heart is broken :,-(
    We are all so so sorry Marjorie. I know nothing we can say will heal the pain you feel but we send some warm purrs and hugs.
    Dash must be playing with Grouik now.

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  48. We are shocked and saddened to hear of Dash’s sudden passing. We send love, hugs, purrs and prayers to you all. And to Dash, at the Bridge … we love you always, and will see you again one day.

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  49. Marjorie — I know I posted on here earlier but it doesn’t show up. I’m saddened to hear of this, and, as I said on Facebook, please don’t hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do. I am saying lots of prayers and have lit a candle to help guide Dash OTRB. Huge hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz … RAY

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  50. Dear Marjorie…..we did not know you nor did we know your dear Dash but we find our hearts breaking for you at learning about Dash’s sad end after his wonderful life with such a caring family. He has such a darling face in that photo – I wish we’d known him and you prior to hearing about what happened to him on the CB. How tragic….We hope knowing he will always be with you in your hearts can bring some comfort…..We send hugs of comfort.

    Pam and Sammy

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  51. Marjorie, I am so sorry for your loss. Words fail me. We will keep you in out thoughts and prayers.

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  52. Marjorie, I am not sure if you remember me since we we do not get on twitter very much anymore, but I wanted to let you know how very sorry we are. You were one of the first people that made me feel so welcome in the anipal community many years ago. May your baby Dash run free at the rainbow bridge.
    Much Sympathy, Wendy and Colby

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  53. Oh my goodness, we are so stunned to hear of Dash’s passing. We send our purrs to hold around your heart and we will send our Angels Yuri, Max, Sophie, and the rest to welcome Dash.
    Harry, Dexter, Tipp, and Willow

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  54. We are so very sorry to learn that Dash has gone and in such an awful way, that must have left you in such shock. We send you love and rumbly purrs and hope that in time, you will think of the wonderful times you had with such a special and handsome boy. The cats who no one else wants are the ones who leave the biggest paw prints on our hearts.

    Mungo & Jane The Ape xx

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  55. I am just heart broken at yet anutter tragic loss of a furrend dat I lub so much. I can no see thru da tears to typin but I wanted to let u know I here n we lub u n sends hugs to u.

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  56. Sweet Marjorie, we are so very saddened. This is just tragic and heartbreaking. We wish we could wipe your tears away and extend our paws across the world to hold you. Your heart brims with love for anipals everywhere. Dash was such a special kitty and the unconditional love you gave him, made his time on this earth so very special. Please know we are here for you…just clicks away.
    love,
    Debbie

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  57. I am so sorry about Dash. I did not get a chance to enjoy his blog– I only heard about him from a mutual blogger. My heart is in my throat, thinking about what you must be feeling. Dash sounds like a very special boy, and he will continue to be a very special boy in a lot of people’s hearts.

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  58. Sending so much love your way, Marjorie. You couldn’t have know this would happen, so please don’t blame yourself.

    If I could hug you from here, I would. Please know I’m sending the hugest hug ever over to you. Dash was a lucky kitty to have such a good mommy.

    <3 {{hugs}}

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  59. Dear Marjorie, Paul, Peanut (17), Sienna, Miranda, Silver, Jack the Ginger Boy, Harvey the Foster. Tash the Kitten…I can’t *hides head in paws, wipes away river of tears*…sorry, I am stunned, purrlease know Mom Linda and I are right here *taps heart* waiting to be with you all to remember our loving brave Dash…paw hugs Savvy and Mom Linda hugs

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  60. I am so very sorry that Dash had to run off to the Rainbow Bridge. I do wish people would keep their dogs in their own yards. I didn’t know Dash very well, but I remember when he first started blogging. I know you are heartbroken. I send hugs and my kitties send comforting purrs.

    Karen Jo, Spyro, Oja, Rocio, Bambino and Horus

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  61. You and your family are in my prayers. This is so tragic! I have no words that can comfort, but give yourself lots of time to heal.

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  62. Marjorie, I know how devastated you are about Dash. Please know that we are all here for you. We all loved him too. I’m so very sorry. Love and prayers from Truman and mom xoxo

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  63. Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…… we didn’t know you dash but we are crying our eyes out…. oh sweet boy, we are so very, very, very sorry. Words cannot help bring you back, but if they could, we would write to the moon and back and then some. We send all we can which are purrs and love. RIP SWEET DASH. YOU WERE AND FOREVER WILL BE LOVED.
    Tiny, Elioth and Chouchou.

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  64. I can not even begin to fathom the emotional place you are in right now, but I did see you took on the blame in one post I so hope that you are able to overcome that guilt. There are things you simply can not foresee. How many times was Dash out and about and was just fine. If not for those dogs he would still be with you. Guilt almost always accompanies grief, and with the circumstances I am sure it is full force. I hope you are able to let go of that guilt and not let it fester.

    My heart goes out to you. My purrs my prayers, my thoughts, are with you and all who loved Dash so. (and purrs for your neighbor for trying to help) I hope the love and the good memories outweigh this pain in time.

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  65. I’m here (sob) to pay my (sob) respects to (sob) my furrend Dash! I’m (sob) in shock and can’t (sob) believe this. Dash was (sob) such a good furrend (sob who was always (sob) there for everybuddy (sob). Tons of comforting purrz (sob). His virtual family (sob) loved him as much (sob) as you did and do. (sniffle) So Dash, someday I’ll meet you over the rainbow.

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  66. I have very sad ears now!! Dash was one of my first furriends!! I will miss him terribly. Please know we are there for you and I only hope his passage OTRB releases him from pain. I haven’t been on Twitter much recently but his picture always made me smile.

    Much love and hugs!!

    Murphy

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  67. We have all lost a dear friend. Dash was a bright light of kindness to all and I am proud to say he was my friend. He was so proud to be featured in BlogPaws newsletter this week. Dash & Marjorie have given so much to the blogging, Twitter & Face Book community. If you ever needed help they were there. Dash will live on in our hearts & in our love. Marjorie, Paul, Peanut (17), Sienna, Miranda, Silver, Jack the Ginger Boy, Harvey the Foster. Tash the Kitten we are here for you now.

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  68. Howlo, Whskr. Dearest Dash was one of mywoofself’s furrst twitter pals. You remember, way back more ‘n five years ago. Himself always da grrreatest pal. A grrreat fella. … Ourselves are shocked. Sittin’ ‘ere, hangin’ our heads in sadness. … RIP OTRB, beloved pussin pal. … Many many *paw hugs* + luvs, Tilin

    Mum sez “I’m so, so sorry, Marjorie. I feel such sadness and outrage for what happened to Dash. Your beloved boy. I know how you loved him, how you dearly love and cherish cats, how you always try to help them. I wish I could do more to comfort you than to sit here, thousands of miles away, typing a message. Please do know that I’m thinking of you and that I’ll never forget Dash and all that he did, through you, to help other cats. ~ xx DJ”

    (P.S. – Jus’ so you know: Ourselves would like to join in on twitter remembrances of dearest Dash. But cannot ‘cuz ourselves mysteriously locked out of tweetin’ at moment.)

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  69. Oh how our hearts break for you. You were one of Ryker’s first friends on twitter and we have so many fond memories through the years… Words simply cannot heal like we SO wish they could! If we could take your pain away – or better yet, bring your beloved boy back – we’d move heaven and earth to do so. All we can do is stand beside you and grieve with you. We send you all our comforting purrs – much love too…

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  70. Marjorie, we’re so VERY sorry for your loss! We were just chatting with Dash yesterday about the Conchords and were so happy to have a new friend. We know this is hard for you and you have our thoughts and love and purrs.
    Alana & Crepes.

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  71. I am just stunned and heartbroken for you. When I just saw the news I was hoping I was just seeing things. Rest in Peace, sweet Dash Kitten. You will always be loved and remembered.

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  72. I did not know your sweet kitty. I wanted to send hugs and purrs. I am sorry for your loss.
    Charlie,Cashew,Garfield,Tubby

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  73. Marjorie – you and Dash have been such so kind and compassionate with us as we travel down our Grief journey with our beloved Abby, now I wish to offer you the same in return. I want you to feel free at any time to contact me ManxMnewsATgmailDOTcom about anything. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Dash and can empathize so deeply with the shock and disbelief and sadness you are experiencing. Please know that you did nothing wrong, things beyond your control happened, you are not to blame. Dash would not want you to hold yourself in a state of guilt or blame for this. Dash is now wearing his brightly colored angel wings and Abby was there to greet him as he crossed to the Bridge among his multiple friends who were also there to champion his arrival. The Days ahead will be hard, I will not sugar coat that for you. But know we are all here for you. Dash will always, ALWAYS be with you. Love never dies and like myself you will form a new relationship with Dash it will be a spiritual one that will be as deep as the one you two shared while he was here on this earth. Dash is now free. He has another journey to go on, and you do as well. I will keep you deeply in my prayers and know that I am thinking of you and when I light my candles as I do each evening for Abby, I will light one in honor of Dash.
    (((hugs)))
    xoxoxox

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  74. We are all so so sorry Dash had to run across the Bridge. Sanjee will hug him lots and show him around too. All of us down here will hug you lots down here. Take as long as you need, and know we’ll all be waiting with ducky hugs and love when you’re ready to visit with anipals again. *ducky hugs*, love and purrs, George, Robyn, Angel Sanjee, Mini, Boni Maroni, Pepi and Gee

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  75. We simply cannot believe such a horrid thing could happen to our beautiful Dash. We can only imagine the pain yu must all be going through and the shock & loss. Our hearts go out to you. We will miss our Dash – such a friendly fellow, always there with a supportive tweet for his pals. RIP beautiful friend – we will not forget you. Much love to your family. <<>> Tibbsy & Wolfie XXX

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  76. My heart aches for you. I pray he is waiting for you over the rainbow. He has a special place on Gods lap right now. I too lost a most beloved kitty, Montana, earlier this year and while I still cry for him once in a while, the pain has eased as will yours. My deepest condcondolence.

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  77. Marjorie, we wish we had the words to make your pain and sadness go away, but we do not. We are so very sorry…our hearts break for you. :'(

    RIP, Dash. You will be missed.

    Wally, Ernie, and mom Sue

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  78. Marjorie and family … I don’t know what to say, and nothing that ANYONE says will take away the pain I can’t imagine that you’re feeling right now. I just wanted to write to say how VERY sorry I am to hear this awful news, and to add my words of support and concern for you. You & Dash have done so much to help Rachel & Ray Charles, my two fosters, and I want you to know also how grateful we are for all your efforts.

    We’re holding you very close in our thoughts …

    Love
    Laura Carter, Selina, Morticia, Sasha, Peppers, Boudicca, Oliver, Ray Charles & Rachel

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  79. This is my first time here, and I want to say I’m so sorry for your lost. I never had the chance to meet Dash, but I can’t help but feel so sad for him. My heart goes out to your family. Please stay strong… Hugs, Francesca

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  80. Marjorie, we are so so sorry to hear about Dash’s passing. We will really miss him! We’re sending many purrs & hugs to you, and your human and feline family.

    Lots of love from Franklin, Dobby, Tasha, and mom Katie

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  81. Marjorie, you and Dash are very dear friends, and my heart is breaking for you over this senseless act. We loved your beautiful boy too and am having trouble coming to grips with what has happened. Know you both are loved so very much and that you are in M’s thoughts and prayers. I’;m going to really miss my buddy Dash. Fly high sweet boy.

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  82. My dear Marjorie and Dash, you both hold such a special place on my heart and I am so honored to call you my friends. Please know that I will do anything I can to help, all you need to do is let me know how. Hugs my dear friends.

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  83. Oh my gosh, this is devastating news. My hear breaks for you both. I just can’t imagine. I am so so sorry to hear of this awful thing to happen to your sweet baby.

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  84. Marjorie I do not even have the words that convey enough how shocked and devastated I am for you. My heart is breaking and my stomach is in my throat. Sending you prayers for strength in this most difficult time and much love.

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  85. My heart is broken!!! I loved precious,loving,thoughtful,funny & friendly Dash since we first met on Twitter. He helped so many kittehs find homes & helped peeps with his kind words. I pray that you will find comfort in knowing he was well loved & admired by all who knew him and he is now able to run free,enjoying the outdoor freedom in safety. RIP my dear furend Dash.

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  86. I’m so, so sorry. Brian sent us over. Our hearts are breaking when a furiend crosses the Bridge before his time. But I guess there was a job at the Bridge that only Dash was qualified to do. Run free, my furiend!

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  87. Marjorie – my heart is heavy upon learning of the loss of your beloved Dash. I am so worn out from the loss of my own Mr. Jazz last week, so my words and thoughts are all a jumble. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I am so sorry that Dash had to go that way. He was a real trooper and how wonderful that he had a loving home with you. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out…

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  88. Marjorie, I am so very sorry to hear about Dash and so sad that his life ended the way it did. He had a lovely life with you. Sending love and hugs from me and mum xxx Run free over the rainbow bridge, Dash.

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  89. How devastating. I hope you find some comfort in the sad days to come knowing that he had a happy life and will live on in your heart.

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  90. I cannot tell you how sad and sorry I was to read this news on the friends of the CB FB page. Sending you heartfelt condolences and purrs. Thank you for loving Dash so much.

    Love from Jan, Milo and Alfie. xxx

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  91. Marjorie, we are heartbroken at the suddenness and senselessness of it all. You gave Dash so much love and caring; we are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are here for you with love and prayers. ~ Mom Julie, Tinker, Anastasia, Angel Tom and soon-little Chopin. <3

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  92. We are feeling sick to the heart to know this awful thing has happened, and so very upset for you and the hurt inside. We have no words. We are so desperately, desperately sorry.

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  93. We are so sorry to hear this devastating news – we didn’t know your lovely boy but we can’t not say how upset we are – Mum is weeping as she’s sending this to you.
    Take care.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  94. Marjorie — I’ve said it a few times already on FACEBOOK … know that I’m here for you if you need anything. This is just horrible and I’m saying lots of prayers for you. Hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzz …. RAY

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  95. I’m soo sorry. I lost my kitty duo to the two dogs down the street. He was sitting on my porch when the two dogs got loose and attacked him. He tried to run away and get up a tree but they were to fast for him. They hurt him so badly that the vet had to put him down. It broke my heart.

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  96. Our hearts are broken,’our eyes are leaking…. But our love surrounds you and know your friends will always be here for you. Godspeed sweet Dash… We will be looking at your star tonight. Westie hugs. SnowyWestie

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  97. We know there is nothing we can really say to make you feel better. However, even though we did not know Dash well, we mourn his passing in such a sad way. He joins many friends at the Rainbow Bridge and will be welcomed there by all. Sending kind purrs to all of you.

    Simba and Audrey

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  98. Oh no. Not Dash! I’m so sorry, Marjorie. He was an amazing cat, and I’m so glad I had the chance to know him. And he was so lucky to have you in his life. A cat couldn’t ask for a better family.

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  99. We have come over from Brians’ place to say we are so sorry to read that Dash has passed over. Our heart goes out to you.
    Our very best wishes Molly

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  100. We are astonished about the sad news. Dash was much much loved and lived in freedom as happy kittie. He will find love, happiness and freedom OTRB too.
    We hug Marjorie, her family and all the furry ones tight tight.
    Auntie Stefi, Pulce and Ugo

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  101. So sad to hear this devastating news. It is one of the fears of mine, besides fire, of my cats getting out and being attacked by dogs. So sorry to know this has happened to Dash and to you…many regrets and many tears so difficult to get through. They depend on us to protect them and when we fail, we wish we could go back in time and change what happened. Yes, if Dash had been an indoor only cat, this wouldn’t have had the chance to happen and I think that will be the most difficult part of this tragedy for you to get past. For now, be like a cat…take comfort in your cat companions and your friends and know we all feel your sorrow, too…

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  102. I’m so sorry for your loss. May the sweet memories of Dash bring you comfort and sooth the pain of losing him.

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  103. I am so sorry to hear about your sweet kitty. I am heartbroken too. My 18-year-old Midnight Helen made her journey to the bridge 5 days ago. My heart goes out to you.

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  104. Oh Marjorie, oh what a terrible thing. I am so SO sorry that your baby has flown to the bridge, God bless him and you. I have tears while typing this because I know how loved he was and is. Much love and warm hugs to you. Purrs and prayers. We know how it hurts.

    {{{{{HUGS}}}}} Katiebella2 and Mom Carole

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  105. Dearest Majorie, blog your memories of Dash so that we all can share in love. Hugs to you from Mom, nose taps from the cats.

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  106. I am so sorry. I don’t have any words. I am so sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved cat, and how hard your heart breaks, but I can’t imagine this… I am so sorry. Dash was an amazing guy and he will be greatly missed by everyone he touched, in person and virtually… hugs

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  107. Oh heavens, we are so very very sorry. Dash shone a light out into the world that was very special, and we were lucky to have it brighten our lives. We admired all he did to help others, he has certainly left a very positive mark on this world.
    With much love,
    Fui, Suey and Lishy.

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  108. We are so very sorry for your loss. We were proud to call Dash our friend, and have enjoyed getting to know him so very much through his blog. Our heart goes out to his family, purrs of comfort and sympathy at this very sad time. Just remember that thanks to you he had a loving family.

    We likes this poem by an unknown author and we hopes it brings you comfort.

    Friend, please don’t mourn for me,
    I’m still here, though you don’t see.
    I’m right by your side each night and day,
    And within your heart I long to stay.

    My body is gone but I’m always near,
    I’m everything you feel, see or hear.
    My spirit is free, but I’ll never depart,
    As long as you keep me alive in your heart.

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  109. Oh we are so sorry that Dash had to go to the bridge. We certainly send tons of hugs to Marjorie as we know your heart is broken. Just know that Dash had such a good life with you and knew tons of love. Big hugs and purrs to you.

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  110. Our deepest condolences to you for the loss. That’s the worst nightmare anyone would want to encounter… the loss of a loved one. Keep strong Marjorie… the J Family Kitties would want to give you lots of head bums and purrs to comfort you during this period of sadness.

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  111. We are all in tears hear. Run free dear friend, you will be in our hearts forever and ever. Hugs and love to Mum from all of us.

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  112. Marj… Oh my god. I have no words and I just feel sick to read this. Are you ok? What can I do? Dash was the most special of the special and my heart breaks for you all.

    God. I can’t believe this.

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    • Marjorie, I am so so sorry to hear what has happened to Dash . I am in tears here. You have always been so kind to me & the lads on Twiiter. Life can be so cruel 🙁 xxxx

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  113. Dear Marjorie, We’ve been friends so long and will always be. It was great to see you so excited for Dash to be featured in the last BlogPaws newsletter, and you always make an effort to come to #BlogPawsChat, and participate all the way from New Zealand.

    We so adore you and our hearts go out to you now at this saddest of times.

    Much love to you and your family, and to Dash in his new home OTRB.

    Kristin, Cokie, and The BlogPaws Team

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  114. I am so sorry to hear this news. You must be absolutely devastated. I didn’t know Dash very well but he was clearly a special kitty ad he meant so much to you. Life can be so cruel, especially to those who do so much for others. You are in our hearts and thoughts. With much love from ChloePup and fambly xxxxx

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  115. Dear Marjorie and pals, What a weight to carry and loss to your family. Dash was an outstanding pal, blogger, bartender, and furiend. I can’t begin to imagine the hole in your hearts and home. He touched many humans and anipals with his delightful and genuine caring for each of us and always made us feel welcome. Sending our love to each of you. Willy and Mom, (Jaymee)

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  116. Miss Marjorie, I have many fond memories of Dash. I wish I could list them all. But the best memory of Dash is the fact he was my friend. I will cherish his friendship always. Thank you for sharing your boy with us on twitter.

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  117. So very sorry for your tragic loss..My heart goes out to you…Don’t have the words to express my sympathy, but I send biy hugs…Love and tears, Adrienne

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  118. Oh my Goddess! I am so very sorry. I can’t imagine the weight on your hearts. So so very sorry. I just feel like I can’t say it enough. Dash will always live on in a special place in my heart. For now, as he has passed OTRB, take comfort that he is resting peacefully in the arms of Lady Bast where he will serve Her until his people come for him. Please accept my most heartfelt apologies. The world lost a beautiful soul.

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  119. Dear Marjorie, Paul, Peanut (17), Sienna, Miranda, Silver, Jack the Ginger Boy, Harvey the Foster. Tash the Kitten,
    None of us can imagine the pain you as a family and personally are feeling just now – know that Dash was (and forever will be) loved by so many via all his and your good works. His personality was a shining light to so many via his Blog, Twitter and Facebook. A true gentlman cat and exceptional barktender who loved “smooching” the girls and shaking paws with the boys. He will be in your heart and ours forever.
    With love and sincere condonlences and sympathy
    Jessie & Jane

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  120. Aunty, can’t find the right words to convey how much Dash means to us. We were proud to be furiends with such a fine fellow. We enjoyed his blog, the old and and the new one. We had the best of times at #nipclub with him. He was always there with a friendly paw to welcome new pals, and a supporting paw when things were tough. We will miss him dreadfully. We send you and Uncle many many hugs and face licks. Dash was one of the best.

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