Written by Marjorie Dawson

Losing a Good Friend – Pete Cusack

Losing a Good Friend – Pete Cusack

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It is not often I write a memorial post for anyone beyond the family, unless it is a kitty friend but today I remember Dash Kitten blog’s friend and supporter Peter O Cusack, or Pete as we knew him, who passed away on 20th November 2021.

I visited Timmy Tomcat blog for the selfies, touching base at least once a week and sometimes reading another post that caught my eye. Pete commented on posts here at the blog that mattered a lot to him and that sometimes helped him on his own photography journey.

I am forever grateful for his support and encouragement.

Sam's first Portrait in his foster home
Memorial for a dear cat friend who we have lost.

Pete’s most recent comment appeared on a post that included a photo that is today’s selfie of Sam, our foster.

Worry About The Cats

I am still waiting to find out what is happening to his four remaining cats Miss Fitz, Toby, Einstein and my sweet friend Rumpy. I believe they were being tended to while he was ill but have had no confirmation about their permanent home now Pete has gone, hence my worry.

I am including the Cat Blogosphere Memorial here as it says so much for every single one of us.

We were all devastated to learn that our fellow blogger Pete Cusack, from the blog Tomcat Commentary by Tim, passed away on November 20, 2021. Pete was a cherished friend to so many of us and was there for his blogging friends, always. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow.

Cat Blogosphere
Memorial for a dear cat friend who we have lost.
Memorial for a dear cat friend who we have lost.

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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14 thoughts on “Losing a Good Friend – Pete Cusack”

  1. I only heard the news yesterday, Saturday, and we were truly devastated. Knowing his family of felines will be cared for is most comforting. I am sure we will all rest easy knowing they are well. I hope Pete is able to watch over us all in the years to come, and lend a smile to all that we do, and maybe, a celestial nudge, too. I recall with pleasure how he was so keen to get better pictures, and marvelled how his new camera gave him what he sought.
    A good person, so much loved will always be very dearly missed. It saddens us that he was taken so soon, but why and of what, we do not know.
    Gentle purrs
    ERin & Mrs H

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  2. Pete was loved. He was such an important part of the our pet blogosphere that his passing has left a Pete sized hole in our hearts. I choose to believe he is carrying on his work over the bridge and is watching over our befores. Our not “knowing” what his plans for his pets has made me realize that perhaps old people (like myself) should include in our profile or on an about page what would happen to the pets that we blog about. I send you virtual hugs and strength. Barb

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  3. I am heartbroken over his passing. I have been in contact with the lady in charge of his estate and she knows myself and another blogger want to adopt his cats. She said 3 are in a good home with a rescuer and Fitz is with another rescuer. XO

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  4. I only learned of his passing this morning and was very saddened by the news. I hope they kitties find a good home together.

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  5. Pete was such a good and caring man, and a beloved friend to so many around the world. We will miss him so much.

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  6. The tribute post in the world of blogging are many and touching, as are all the comments and tributes on Pep’s obituary. I think it would be amazing if they all could be compiled into a book/journal and given to one of his family members as a memento to honor him.

    Having said that, I have NO idea how to do that, not sure if anyone does. I know a book was made for a former Catster kitty, and I think Laura Strickland helped with that. (Or one of her friends,)

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  7. That is such a touching tribute to our good friend, they don’t make them like Pete anymore. I do hope the adoptions mention above happens, that would be most wonderful. We’ve been worried about his kitties too, they were so important to him.

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  8. Pete will be sadly missed. I don’t know if you have seen it yet but Ellen (15 and Meowing) has posted on FB to say she and a friend have offered to adopt the cats who are with fosters at the moment.

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