Monday, September 2, 2013

Broken Hearted Once Again - @Smokey8

@Smokey8  8/29/13
Photo compliments of  @DanaPixie
Dear Pals,

Once again we are broken hearted and the leaky eyes are flowing.   On Friday, August 30th, we learned that @Smokey8 suddenly crossed the bridge.   "OMC - It can't be" M and I said to each other.  "It just can't be!"   "Not my buddy Smokey"   But........, sadly, it was.    

Smokey and I have been good pals on Twitter for 6+ years now.  He and I are the same age - 8 - too young to be making this journey, says M.   We used to have lots of fun at the #pawpawty once a month and any other time we happened to get together.  He always cared about others and if you were sick, never failed to check up to see how you were doing.  He was one of my original pals on Twitter way back at the same time the #pawpawty was created.    

Smokey's mom (Tess) is totally devastated.    We all know and love Tess. Hopefully our surrounding her with love will help ease some of the pain of losing her special boy.   

Please go over to Smokey's blog and leave your condolences for Smokey.  It was just updated today with a beautiful tribute written by  Cokiethecat's mom for Tess.   http://smokey8cat.blogspot.com/

I am feeling somewhat better now that I know @PepiSmartDog escorted Smokey to the Welcome Banquet once he crossed that bridge.   You can read all about it here http://pepismartdog.com/.  I know all our pals are having a great time up there.

So long for now buddy   It's not goodbye forever because I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN SOME DAY when I too cross that bridge.  Know that we love you pal and will watch over your mom.   

Love you all,

Mario

P.S.  I hear there is a gate on that bridge now and that it's locked for a while.  We don't want to lose anymore pals to that bridge.  Please stay healthy friends and out of trouble.   

22 comments:

Pixel, Otis and #AngelJinny said...

Oh Mario, what a beautiful tribute to dear Smokey! AngelJinny & all the #AngelGang are taking good care of Smokey now. (((HUGS)))

Katie Isabella said...

You have expressed how we all feel, Mario. I was just deeply saddened to learn of sweet Smokey's passing. I feel terribly for his mommy and the family. I am so so sorry. Beautiful tribute. xxoo

Oui Oui said...

Yes, we feel the same way too! Too many good friends leaving for the Bridge. Its the one sad downfall of blogging and it always wrings our hearts.

Beth said...

I am so sorry that you lost your dear friend Smokey!

Cathy Keisha said...

He was one of my first furrends on Twitter also and was so generous donating prizes at the Pawpawties. I have my pastel painting and Colorado Catnip blankie because of him. Those are 2 of my most prized possessions. I lit a candle for him today and will visit his blog.

Sushi said...

Mario, mom and i are sad. We're lost for words... I wish there will be locks on those gates and i wish the gatekeeper lose the locks so no one of my friends will have to cross over the bridge... For a while... At least...

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We are very sad that Smokey ran off to the bridge so unexpectedly. :( Sending Tess lots of comforting purrs and hugs.

Tamago said...

Oh no I am so sorry to hear about your friend Smokey. Prayers and warm thoughts to his mom Tess..

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Oh Mario, you poor pal, you've had quite a tough time with all these losses. We are so sorry :-( Hang in there, good thing there is a gate now.

ANGEL ABBY said...

Mario once we say August was a horrible month. We just found out about Smokey and how he crossed over the Bridge and we are so very very sorry. Such a tragedy for him and for his loving Mom. We know the heartache in her heart and we also understand the guilt whatever the circumstances may be. Our own Mom feels such guilt over Abby even though we all try to tell her not to. But again we are just sad to see another pal OTRB.

*soft sad purrs*

McGuffy Ann said...

This made me cry. You write these amazing tributes so well. Even though I don't know all of them, this makes me sad. I feel for all who are left behind. I understand.
Bless you. You are wonderful.

Brian said...

That is just was too sad Mario and way too young. We will head over.

Ginger Jasper said...

That's a lovely tribute to Smokey. far too young to leave. Run free .. Hugs GJ x

Kitties Blue said...

Thank you so much for sharing this info. Even though we did not know Smokey we have visited his site and left our condolences for his mom, Tess. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Austin Towers said...

Mario I think that locked gate sounds a very good idea as there have been too many going through lately! :( xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

It's hard to keep losing pals. Sorry for your loss.

Team Tabby said...

We are very sad to hear about your pal Smoky, you are right, too many have crossed the Bridge lately!

BeadedTail said...

We're so sorry to hear about your friend Smokey. Our thoughts and purrs are with all his friends and family.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

It is furry hard when a pal runs off to the Bridge, especially for the Humans who don't seem to understand these things as well as we do. We have to purr for them and help them understand that we will all meet up at Ceiling Cat's one day. XOXOXOXO Purrs.

Mr Puddy said...

Mario, I'm so sorry about your friend
Many hugs to you & his family
((((((( hug)))))))))

Clooney said...

Oh Mario, we are so, so sorry to hear about your friend. How absolutely devastating for sure. Sending our gentlest purrs to his Mom and family.

Be Well Sweet Smokey

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

This was really hard on our mommy when she heard. Our hearts go out to Tess and we wish that our words and our purrs could take her pain away....