Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Two-Fold (Sad vs Happy)

PiruloFurry
1/11/11

Hi Pals,

I is very sad because another good buddy, @PiruloFurry, crossed the rainbow bridge suddenly yesterday.   Pirulo was only 8 1/2 years old, and they think he had a heart attack during the night Monday evening.  He was fine when the family went to bed, but didn't wake up the next morning.  We are numb here and still in shock after hearing the news yesterday afternoon.   Such a bootiful boy, who left us way before his time.  Our hearts go out to his family and to "The Other One," as Pirulo called the lady upstairs, whom he visited daily.   They are heart broken, as we are.

Please take a minute to go over to Pirulo's bloggy and post a message.   It will bring some peace and comfort to his grieving family and friend, "the other one." 

So, part of me is still feeling very sad, but part of me is feeling happy because of some other good news:

Happy Part - As most of you know our pals in Australia are going through terrible flooding.  Our hearts have been very heavy worrying about our pals over there (so far all of the ones I personally know are present and accounted for and have escaped damage, thankfully).   But, many anipals have not been that fortunate.   Some have been rescued and turned over to shelters, others have not had that good fortune.  

My friend @Dashkitten posted a blog today that is a very good read.   First, there is a video clip of a BBC weather station that is running a video explaining why all this is happening to Australia.   It's the first time we have heard a sensible explanation to such a disaster.   The second part of her blog is what made me feel HAPPY.   Dash lists the site where we can go in and help by donating whatever we can afford to help all the anipals that have been rescued.  They needs to buy lots of food, supplies, etc.   So, every little bit helps. 

Dashkitten just posted a new post, so be sure to read the current one, then go over to the AnipalTimes and read her article published there.  She provides the link in her blog.  

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the oomans and anipals in Australia.  May this flooding end soon.  To give you an idea how big the area is that is flooded, M read an article yesterday dat compared it to an area twice the size as the state of Texas.   That's HUGE.

Thanks for visiting Pirulo's blog and Dash's blog.   Next time we hopes we has all happy news.

Mario

21 comments:

blindmaximus said...

As you know I was really shocked & sad by Pirulo's passing. But I think blog posts like this are good so his mom knows what an impact he had on all of us. Can't you imagine him in Heaven, looking down at us blogging and commenting, and saying to the other cats, "See! I knew I was always more beautiful and loved than Prince!"

Sebastian said...

I'm sad about Pirulo too.

TinyPearlCat said...

Pirulo looks like a pretty cool kitty.
Been watching about the floods in Ausi, we are so worried for them. Pepismart dog has been keeping us filled in. I like Dash's blog for more info. thanx. Purrrs

Mr Puddy said...

Mario, You are a great friend, you know that ?
Your heart is so beautiful...Alright alright..Good looking guy as well..enough ?

First, I feel so sorry for your friend Pirulo and his family. I purrs for their difficult time

And thanks you for talking about Terrible Flood in Australia.

xxxx

Oskar said...

We will go and pay our respects.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Pumpkinpuddy said...

I'm just so sad about Piru. 8 1/2 is just too young to be gone. *sniff*

I did see Dashkittens latest blog post and did make a donation. I'm so glad our furriends that live there are all ok. Mom's never heard of flooding on this scale happening anywhere, ever. And she's old. What's happening in Queensland is just terrible.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Thanks Mario for all this valuable information. I'm purring for Pirulo's family and continue to purr for those in danger. It's good to know these websites we can visit to make a difference. Thanks...

pawhugs, Max

Caren Gittleman said...

I was so sad when I read about Pirulo yesterday...it broke my heart....

Mario you ARE the most sensitive kitty ever...purrs to you and pawhugs for posting about Australia as well!
xoxo

The Island Cats said...

We were really sad to hear about Piru running off to the Bridge...we went over to visit his family and gave our condolences. We'll go over and read Dashkitten's post. We are purring for everyone affected by the terrible flooding in Australia.

Cloon said...

Oh no. That is so sad about Pirulo. We are glad there are Humans helping out the animals in Australia and we will keep them all in our prayers. Mario, you'z a good guy.

Sparkle said...

I was sad about Pirulo too - I knew him first and primarily from Twitter. I have been very concerned about everyone in Queensland, and am glad that at least the cat bloggers I know personally and their humans seem to be okay.

GRAÇA said...

It is true I also have seen the news and now I'll see if my friends there are okay, then go to the blog of your friend who atrvessou the bridge in here say that the sky was more a star, then I'll see espelicação
Good weekend
Ronrons Girlfriend
Kika

Marg said...

WE have already visited Pirulo and are very sad about him. That was so sad that he died so suddenly.
The Australian floods are horrible too. Thanks for this good info. Hope you have a wonderful week end.

Pirulo Furry said...

Mario: We are very grateful for your post about Piru. He loved you so much and always appreciated your comments at his blog. You're a very sweet boy. Blessings for you and your family.
-Piru's Mom and The Other One

Admiral Hestorb said...

Mario, I saw that on the CB but I am going back. Pirulo looks so precious and all the mommy's know how heartbreaking it is when babies go to the Bridge.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Mommy gives me the transdermal gel and she said fanks so much for telling her cause she might not have known.
xox

Father Tom said...

Thanks so much, Mario for keeping us up-to-date on what's been happening. Our heart goes out to those who need us!

Hugs,
Tom
xoxo

Admiral Hestorb said...

Mario..when I had my Twitter account I fink you are I were furriends.

Tamago said...

I am so sad to read about Pirulo. This must be too shocking for his family.... He looks such a sweet boy. Preyers to his family....
Flood in Australia is awful. Thank you for sharing the information.

Admiral Hestorb said...

I was MissusCatt.

Avalon Cat Cartoon said...

Too sad.... He was so very beautiful and kissable... A real treasure... :-(