Monday, February 24, 2014

Farewell Until We Meet Again Ingrid

RIP Ingrid 2-20-14
Human for @nocrybabydoGs




Dear Pals,

Our Twitter and Blog Anipal Community is such a close-knit community, and when one of the anipals or one of their humans are sick or passed on, the entire community reels.  As M says, it's like losing a member of our immediate family.    The Twitter community is once again reeling over the passing of one of our humans (Ingrid -  human of Daffy at @nocrybabydogs).  We knew she was terminally ill, but it still came as a shock to  enter Twitter and hear the sad news.   Her funeral is today in Kansas!   M would have loved to have met her in person, but sadly that never came to be.

Ingrid and Daffy have been a constant on Twitter since we started Tweeting 5 years ago.  Because Ingrid's health has not been good  for a few years, she and Daffy could almost always be found on Twitter (unless it was bedtime).     Ingrid loved all her Twitter friends - animal and human alike - and they were a great source of comfort to her.   She is dearly missed by all who knew her.

Ingrid was a very creative person and ran an on-line card shop from her Etsy location.  About 3 years ago M decided to have her make some Christmas cards for us.   

Ingrid always  did quality work and was very creative with verses to put inside the card.  She's the one who coined our signature line- "Have a Mario Christmas."  We've kept that closing for the past 3 years.   She was also a poet, which not many knew about.  There is a link to Dana's blog below and she has the link to the web site for Ingrid's poetry.   

This story has a little bit of a happy ending - Ingrid's  dear beloved dog, Daffy, is being adopted by Twitter's special lady @DanaPixie - keeper of the #pawcircle on Twitter.  While we are so sad to lose Ingrid, we are so thankful that Daffy will become a part of  Dana's family.  Bless you Dana and family for taking Daffy in.   I know that brought a great sense of comfort to Ingrid knowing her precious Daffy would be well cared for.

DanaPixie wrote a beautiful tribute to Ingrid and also tells the story of how Daffy will get to her home in the state of Oregon.  I encourage you to read it. It's a very heart-warming end to a sad story.    http://meanderingmoodys.blogspot.com   If you are on Twitter, keep your eyes peeled for this special hashtag. #4Legs4Daffy.   Dana has also posted the link to Ingrid Poetry site.

Rest in peace dear Ingrid.  You will live on in the hearts of all of your friends in the Twitter world.  We love you, will miss you, but are happy you are at peace and no longer have to suffer.   Love you always special friend.

Mario and Mom
   


30 comments:

Beth said...

I am so sorry that you lost a much loved friend! Ingrid sounds like she was a very nice lady and I know that she will be missed.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a lovely tribute to a very beautiful soul inside and out. Godspeed Ingrid, Godspeed.

Marg said...

Oh how sad. But that is such a great story about her cat having a nice home. We will keep Ingrid in our thoughts and prayers. What a lovely tribute this is to her.
Have a great evening.

Brian said...

She was such a friend to everyone and we shall always remember her and her kindness. I am sure glad that Daffy has a wonderful place to go with Dana.

Cathy Keisha said...

I was so sad to read about Ingrid’s illness and then her passing. I’ve been pollowing Dana’s FB posts about Ingrid’s illness. TW’s mother passed away from lung cancer, so it really hit us.

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

We are so Sorry you have lost a beloved friend, but we are happy to hear that Daffy has someone to love and take care of her. We are sure this was a comfort to Ingrid.

Soft Purrz & Purrayerz ♥ ^..^ x5

{{Hugs}} from da mom ~

Nerissa said...

Daffy must be heartbroken right now but I just know is going to get the best of care and tonnes of love from Dana.

I will send purrs to help heal the hearts of all those missin' this very special lady. Gonna need a lot of purrs 'cause there are A LOT of peeps and animals out there with empty spots in their hearts, right now. So many loved her, so dearly.

Purrs,
Nissy

The Florida Furkids said...

We didn't know Ingrid but so many of our friends did . She must have been a super lady.
The Florida Furkids

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Such a loss, Ingrid was such a good pal and she did such lovely cards. It's good that Miss Dana is taking care of sweet Daffy.

Tamago said...

We are so sorry you lost your friend Ingrid. Sounds that she was such a lovely lady.

Basil Widdairs said...

Awwwww, we are so sorry to hear about your friend passing :(

Me and the Kitty Clan send massive hugs and purrs to mew and the ones left behind.

XOX Basil XOX

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

Mario we are so sorry for your loss. It sounds like a community loss too for a special friend. Hugs to you.

Katie Isabella said...

Mario and M, you know how badly my mom and I feel about our Pals Ingrid and Daffy. It is so sad for we humans but Daffy will have a loving home. I know Daffy must be confused and lonely now missing his mommy's hugs and petting. But soon there will be sunny days in Daffy's mind. All will be well again.

Katie Isabella said...

Mario and M, you know how badly my mom and I feel about our Pals Ingrid and Daffy. It is so sad for we humans but Daffy will have a loving home. I know Daffy must be confused and lonely now missing his mommy's hugs and petting. But soon there will be sunny days in Daffy's mind. All will be well again.

ArlieJo and Connie said...

We will never forget Ingrid. She & Daffy were among ArlieJo's first Twitter pals. How she made me laugh! Rest well, dear friend. Your precious Daffy will be well loved & cared for. <3

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

Our purrs for Ingrid...

marley said...

I did not reely kno her I-self MArio my pal but i seen she be a speshul frend to menee…i wills be lookin after her at da Bridge fur yoo….

McGuffy Ann said...

Thank you for this. Hugs and peace, my friends.

meowmeowmans said...

What a lovely tribute to Ingrid. She sounds like she was an amazing human being.

Marg said...

That is such a lovely tribute to Ingrid. We never knew her but she sounds like she was a really good person and we are so glad that her cat has a nice home to go to.
You all take care and have a wonderful afternoon.

Austin Towers said...

We didn't know Ingrid either, but feel very sorry about her loss. She sounded amazing and a wonderful human being! xox

Kea said...

We're so deeply sorry for Ingrid's passing, and send universal Light and purrs to all who loved her, and to Daffy too, to carry on without Ingrid and settle into a new home.

Thank you for stopping by with purrs for Nicki, particularly as this is such a sad time for you.

Peace to All.

Kim, Nicki and Derry from Fuzzy Tales

Oui Oui said...

We are so sorry you lost a dear friend. We didn't know her but she seems like such a warm and caring person who faced her illness with grace and courage. Hugs and condolences to you, and everyone who knew Ingrid. She seems like someone we would have liked too. How nice Daffy didn't wind up lost in a noisy shelter somewhere, but will have a second loving home.

Prudence said...

What a wonderful tribute Mario. We'll miss Ingrid terribly. She was always able to make us smile. We're so happy that Daffy has made the trip to Dana's. She'll be very well loved there. {{hugs}} for you and your family!

Bellen said...

I came to thank you for leaving condolences on Bear-Bear's passing and I see here still more loss. God bless Ingrid; it looks like she was loved and respected very much. I am glad that Daffy will be taken in by a friend.

Thank you for commenting on the BB's departure. He was one of a kind, as they all are, and will be forever missed.

Clooney said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your friend Ingrid, love and prayers to you. Beautiful tribute to her and we are so glad that Daffy is going to be cared for by Dana and her family.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

We are very sorry fo rthe loss of your friend, but it was really heartwarming to read on Facebook about everyone coming together to make sure her sweet doggy got to a new home. XOXOXO

Pasha said...

Sorry for the loss of your friend, and thank you so much for the advice you gave on stomatitis. Pahs will be losing all of his teeth (except for the fangs for now), but my worry in on the growth he has on the side of his mouth that keeps coming out. We hope that evil thing will go away for good this time.

Thanks again xoxo

Team Tabby said...

Sorry to hear you have lost such a dear friend.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I am on the puter about as much as I have time for but I miss not being on Twitter!!!!!
I am as far as they are concerned. But I really can not get on any more. Everytime I try they tell me that I am not me and that is that!!!