Monday, March 26, 2012

Tribute To A Dear Friend

Dear Pals,

Our hearts are breaking on Twitter today as we've had to say goodbye to a very dear friend @Petiethecat.   


Petie was an institution on Twitter.  He was one of my first friends when I entered the Twitter world in January 2009.   Everyone in the anipal world on Twitter knows and loves Petie.  He's going to be sadly missed, but most of all by his very loving and dedicated "Mama and Daddy," as Petie called them. 


Petie fought a long, hard battle with kidney failure and diabetes and has been in ill health for a long time.   We are rejoicing that he is at peace now and  without pain, but very sad for our community because @Petiethecat was such a vibrant member.   Whenever I think of Twitter, I think of Petie.   We are all better anipals for having known him.


I'm so thankful for all the good memories we have of him.   We've all had so much fun thru the years, and a lot of those memories center around being invited to the #lakewithpetie.   Talk about fun!   For two summers now Petie invited us to join them at their lake cottage in Canada every holiday weekend and many weekends in between.   It was always a good time.


Fly High dear friend.   You are now pain free, can nom on whatever you want to nom on and be free to chase all the butterflies.   We'll always love you and never forget you.  We'll meet again some day buddy!    


Mario





38 comments:

Brian said...

Oh Mario, I was so sad to see that news first thing this morning. He was one of my first twitter friends too. My heart is so sad, but it can't help but smile because he was my friend. That was a beautiful tribute Mario.

Nerissa said...

Mario, what a lovely tribute to our dear, dear friend. We'll all miss him so much. May he have butterflies galore for the chasing.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Mario,
I didn't know your friend but I am always sad to hear that we have lost another cat or dog!! They are such wonderful souls!!! I love them all!!!
So sorry!!

Beth said...

I am so sorry to read this Mario. My deepest sympathy to his Mama and Papa.

Ray6955/DaneRay said...

Mario -- Thank you for your nice words about our great pal @petieTheCat ... he was so full of love.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We found out about Petie from his Mama on Twitter. Thank you for the beautiful tribute to him, Mario.

Meow said...

Dear Mario,
Thank u for the beautiful to our favorite anipal Petie. He was just always there. We will miss him very much. And we know you will too. Purraying for Mama and Daddy. We know they loved him a long time
Meow_Girls
and Human Kathy

Repositório said...

oh dear Mario, so sorry! =(

Marg said...

We saw that news on the CB and are so sorry. We didn't know that lovely boy. We sure do send some purrs and hugs to all of his family. Thanks for this really nice tribute to him.Wish we had known him.

Pandafur said...

Mario wat a lovely tribyute to Petie. All of hiz anipals means teh werld to Petie an I know he iz feeling all teh luv of hiz anipals. Thanks you dear furrend.

Cathy Keisha said...

It's been a very sad morning for all the Anipal Community on Twitter who loved Petie so much.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

It's a very sad time in the Twitterverse today. I am sending Petie's humans lots of purrs. He will be missed by many.

Simba said...

Though we didn't really know Petie, we bid him Godspeed, and to you, his friend, and his humans, we send our purrs.

Ginger Jasper said...

So sorry you lost your friend.. I send purrs and hugs.. GJ xx

Katie Isabella said...

Beautiful tribute to dear Petie. I didn't know he flew away until late in the morning. God bless to Pete's mama and daddy and to Pandy his wife. Petie, fly free, love the sunshine and I know you are feeling all the love that is yours now and forever, dearest boy. xoxoxoxo

ABBY said...

We awoke to the news about Petie and we are just crushed. He had been doing so well, even though we knew time was of the essence. This was a beautiful tribute to a wonderful anipal of Twitter. He is in our hearts and now he is an angel. He earned his wings.
smoochies mario
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Cody and I are deeply sorry for the loss of your cherished friend, Petie.

This was a wonderful tribute to him.

We really didn't know him well but remember seeing him on Twitter and remember reading about the parties at the lake.

We are so deeply sorry
((((hugs)))))

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Petie. He will be missed.

Cheri said...

We just found out about Petie tonight. Thank you for such a lovely tribute to a sweet cat.

Cats of wildcat woods

Oui Oui said...

We didn't know Petie, but we are very sorry for your loss, and for his family too. Diabetes and kidney failure are hard ways to go, we've lost kitties to both. Although he'll be greatly missed, he won't be suffering. We're purring for all.

rumpydog.com said...

Rest in peace Petie. The world is a much better place because you were in it.

marley said...

Dat a bootiful tribyoot for Petie. He was a prince among kittens and we do miss him already. he was a great pal to me when I furst join da twitter. I am glad to fink he be runnin free at the Bridge wiv no more pains...

Carolyn said...

So sad :( A lovely tribute, Mario xox

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Ohhhhh. I'm so sad to hear about @petiethecat. He will be missed. That's for sure. He was such a great friend to all on Twitter.

Thanks for letting us know.

pawhugs, Max

Prudence said...

What a beautiful tribute for our friend, we knew Petie wasn't well but can't believe that he's gone OTRB. {{{hugs}}}

Kjelle Bus said...

A beutiful tribute to your friend !
R.I.P Petie

Oskar said...

Goodbye & fly free sweet Petie!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Clooney said...

That is a wonderful tribute and post for your good friend Petie. We send his family gentle purrs at such a sad time.

Be Well Sweet Petie

TinyPearlCat said...

super great post luv! Nice pic of him wif foam balls and nice wings. He was one of my first friends too. Pawhuggs for his Ma n Pa. They are always welcome to hang wif us.

Katie and Glogirly said...

What a sweet tribute to your dear friend, Mario.
Purrs to you and prayers to his family.
love,
Katie & Glogirly

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animal lover, quilt lover said...

I very seldom go on twitter and when I do it is to see what my G-daughter is up to. I have so little time to spend on the computer I would rather spend my time answering comments and blogging!! The same gos for Face-book. It is sad to lose a friend always any where.

Tamago said...

I am so sorry to hear the sad news. I didn't know Petie but I can see he was your very good, precious friend. Sending lots of purrs and prayers for you and his family..

Shane Kent Louis said...

So sorry to hear that Mario. I'll be sending my hugs to the family.


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K9friend said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news about Petie. I'm sure he's running free now at the Rainbow Bridge.

Pat
Critter Alley

Father Tom said...

Oh, Mario, I feel so badly that I'm just now finding out about Petie. What a cute kitty he was! We remember when we first stopped in to the Twitter nipclub, Petie was right there.

Purrs and hugs to mom and dad. A kitty loved this much has to be missed more than words can say.

We love you, little furriend and hope to meet up again.

Tom
xx

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Petie is just the sweetest, kindest, most caring kitty ever. We know his humans are hurting and send them many softpaws....

Honeybell said...

That little orange guy was the bestest friend in the whole wide werld. :(

There is not much distance between there or here; heaven or earth, RB or home ~ Only about a heart beat away

I still will roll the pea and I can hear his "heee"