Frugaldougal - Founder of #pawpawty
It is with sadness and leaky eyes as I write this. Twitter lost a very dear pal early this morning UK time. Our beloved @Frugaldougal has been ill for a very long long time and his pawparents decided to help him cross the bridge rather than make him suffer.
The "Dougal," as many of us called him, is a little doggie in stature, who will be leaving a GIANT LEGACY! He's the founder of the original 24-hour-#pawpawty about 4 years ago. Over the years he has raised money for animal shelters all over the world - the US, UK, Australia, and other countries I'm not remembering right this minute. His human mom, Lynn, and Dougal hatched the idea and then talked to pals who joined them. Pretty soon an entire committee was formed of DJs, Barktenders, Quizmasters (with the Dougal being the primary Quizzer), fancy menus with great noms and drinks designed by JavaTheCat. At some point the idea of a theme for the month was born with costumes to fit that theme. They rounded up prizes (nice prizes too I might add) Lynn and Dougal worked tirelessly around the clock for the pawparties. What a pawsome idea it was that continues today with @GeorgeTheDuck and #nipclub carrying on the tradition for Dougal and his mom. It was the EVENT of the Month It was a blast, and right at the center of it was that energetic doggie - Dougal!
There are lots of tributes going out to him today. @PepiSmartDog is helping him cross the bridge on Twitter as I write this. She reposted the blog she did in 2010 when Dougal was so ill and none of us thought he would be with us much longer. 97 comments were left for Dougal's family on that post. The link is http://pepismartdog.com/?p=3003. Reading those comments brought back so many memories of such good times with Dougal at the helm. What a guy, and what a wonderful family he has.
GeorgeTheDuck put together a lovely TWibbon for AV's on Twitter or Facebook. If interested in one - just click here: http://twb.ly/V4urPh
Fly high Dougal. I love you pal and I am only saying a temporary Bye. We'll meet again one day I just know it. Have fun with all our pals who are there. I'll bet there will be one big #pawpawty OTRB tonight when the Dougal gathers together all our pals that have crossed the bridge. Fly high pal! You are free to run thru those fields. We love you, will miss you, but you will live in our hearts forever. The world is a better place because of you, and M and I are both better human/cat because of you! You taught all of us unconditional love and compassion. You showed us that anipals and their humans can come together from all over the world, united in helping to make life better for anipals in shelters. You showed us that we can all work together for a common cause of helping anipals. What a legacy you have left for those of us who love you so dearly!
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Dougal's family and brother for their loss.
I know that tonight Dougal's star will be the brightest one in the sky
Mario and M
Blog Hop by @BunnyJeanCook to honor @Frugaldougal