Saturday, September 7, 2013

Fly High Sweet Boy - Until We Meet Again

@DashKitten
9/6/13
Dear Pals,

Our anipal world on both Twitter and the Blogosphere is once again reeling and trying to make sense of @DashKitten's sudden crossing over the Rainbow Bridge on Friday morning (US Time).   

Dash and his mom (who live in New Zeeland) always have a special place in our hearts because they have always been among the first to jump in and try to do something for some other pal.  They have had several fund raiser parties for various  pals who have really been hurting financially, participated and led auctions to benefit a pal in trouble, and just do anything they could to help another pal.

Over the years M and I have re-homed a couple of kitties because their current humans could no longer care for them.  Dash was always right there with cross posting to his blog and tweeting it up.  

Dash buddy, I'm really going to miss you.  You always signed on to Twitter for your morning as M and I were winding down for our night - such a welcome sight when we would see you.   I always felt bad that M wouldn't let me stay up longer so we could talk more.    You are free now to run and play with all our pals up there, but know that we'll love you forever, and I'll be watching for your star every night.

Pals, If you have not already done so, please go over to Dash's blog (where his mom posted yesterday) and leave your condolences.  She and Dash's human dad are reeling from this tragic loss.

Love to all of you dear pals - stay healthy and safe,

Mario

  










35 comments:

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

We, too, are reeling. Too many sudden runs for the Bridge lately, and it hurts us to see friends grieving. How we wish that we could heal those hurts!

The Florida Furkids said...

We're reeling too. Such a gentle soul to have such a tragic end.

The Florida Furkids

Deb Barnes said...

I met Marjorie during our efforts to help save the outdoor cats on the Loews hotel properties in Orlando. She is such a passionate and caring individual and I mourn the loss of her beloved Dash...

Purrs from Deb and the Zee and Zoey gang

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

Oh no Mario, that gate to the bridge isn't holding up. We are so sorry, this is terrible news :-(

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Dash and his human work so hard on behalf of cats in need. It's such a huge tragedy to lose him like this. My human and I are both very upset.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

When Mommy read about Dash on FB, her heart just fell to the ground. It was heartbreaking. Sending lots of purrs and gentle headbumps to his Mom and Dad.

Katie Isabella said...

Poor poor dearest Dash. My heart is totally broken.

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Hi,I'm Ragdoll mommy,from Life with Ragdolls.And nice to met you:-)

Brian said...

We are simply crushed Mario, we will always love dear Dash. We just got back from a 5 kitty transport, maybe you saw us on Twitter. We named it the Dash Memorial Rescue Run.

Simba said...

Beautiful post about Dash, Mario. We didn't know him well, but we did know of him, and can't imagine the grief of his humans.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

So sorry you lost your friend, I didn't know Dash but i 'll go over if i can.
Interesting we had similar childoods!!! I will cry when I think of my childhoodit is so painful.!!

Beth said...

I am so very sorry that you lost a dear friend!

The Island Cats said...

This is so sad. Dash left this world way too soon. :'(

Debra Taylor said...

So sorry to learn about Dash. Such a hard thing.




Debby in Arizona
http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

Cathy Keisha said...

I'm still in shock. What a wonderful tribute! There have been so many gone to the Bridge and so many tributes. They should close the Bridge for repairs so we can recover from our losses before we lose anymore.

meowmeowmans said...

We're so sad. Thank you for such a beautiful tribute to Dash. We are purring and praying, and sending love and comfort to Mom Marjorie.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

What a lovely post. We are purraying for Dash's family as they grieve for their sweet boy.

Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

Mario you nad Mum are so very kind. We updated Dash's post as people have overhwelmed us with such love, we had no idea people cared so very much.

Marjorie
(The Late Dash kitten's Mum)

Kjelle Bus said...

Poor poor Dash :(
Send lot of (((purrs))) and huggies to his humans <3

Kitties Blue said...

We have lost so many furiends recently, and Dash's death is so devastatingly hard 'cause it was so senseless. We have been purraying that the mean doggies are in jail at the very least. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

McGuffy Ann said...

Thank you for this tribute and all that you do. You are blessings. ~xo~

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Mario I had hoped your message to close the gate to The Bridge would be heard...and then Friday AM Mom Linda woke to read our first email and it was from Miss Marjorie...the Hayes did not close sadly...but you tried. My pal Dash was an impawtant member of the team of Nerissa, Dash and me, Savannah....he was helping us find a long lost species of the nip....Nissy and I miss him terribly, *sniffle*... everyone stay home for a while and cuddle with your furramilies

Skye613 said...

A beautiful tribute to a wonderful friend.

ANGEL ABBY said...

Mario what a beautiful tribute to such an generous and giving kitty as Dash. We were so shocked at his sudden passing and we are purring so hard for his Mom.

Tamago said...

This is too heartbreaking...our thoughts are with his mom.

Katz Tales said...

It's just awful. We're still shocked at this.

Oui Oui said...

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Texas, a Cat in... Austin said...

We'll be missing him too :,(
Purrs

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Remembering Dash...

Team Tabby said...

We've been over to remember Dash. Very sad news.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Nerissa said...

Dash will be remembered, always. ALWAYS.

Purrs,
Nissy

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marley said...

Iz terrible noos Mario my pal....Dash was a pawsome pals even for a doggie and we sure are gonna miss hims. He ave taken care of Claptun for I when he is doin his sekurity dooty at #nipclub so we duss be furever grateful to dat kitty

Melody said...

Good to see you Mario! Going over to Dash's Blog!

Have a treat filled day!

jude,babybella,piper,poo,marley and charlie

Melody said...

Hey Mario..what is the trick to leaving a comment over at Dash's? I wanted to leave comment but could not figure it out!
Thanks,
melody