Thursday, September 15, 2011

Remembering @PepiSmartDog on Thankful Thursday

@PepiSmartDog  OTRB 9/16/09
(Photo of Pepi and @SamTheCatRocks escorting @HollieFerguson across the bridge on 11/16/10)

Hi Pals,

Two years ago today Twitterverse had to say temporary goodbye to a great pal @PepiSmartDog.    Pepi was sick and just couldn't get better, his crossing was unexpected and very shocking.   M and I and lots of our pals shed buckets of tears that day in sadness. 

But, you see, there was a reason for this unexpected crossing - our dear Pepi and his ooman (Michele) have very important work to do.   Pepi (with the help of his mom) has become the Ambassador of OTRB.  He escorts all our Twitter pals across that bridge when the time comes.  He and his large crew of OTRB pals make sure each new arrival makes the crossing in his pram, dashes him off to @RudyCKat's spa where the arrival is made whole and bootiful again, and coordinates with the other crew members to get the welcome banquet underway.

Meanwhile Michele is busy back here with comforting the humans of the pal who has crossed and coordinates behind the scenes with the OTRB crew to see to every detail.  She many times is up all night because of her important work with OTRB too.

It is thru Pepi and Michele that we have learned the OTRB is a happy place, anipals are made whole again, are without pain, and run free in the many meadows there.  

We love you Pepi and Michele and appreciate all the work you do to make the OTRB a less feared place.   While we dearly miss Pepi here on Twitterville, he has a very important job now and is needed there.

Michele has spent days creating a new web site for Pepi's blog and also the OTRB blog - all rolled into one.  She did a beautiful 2-year anniversary tribute to Pepi at:   Please go over and read her wonderful and leave a comment.  Today is a very tough day for her and she will appreciate the comforting words.

Now on a lighter note, my flaky ooman, had (under my direction, of course) already published our first tribute blog to Pepi this morning.   Then we wanted to add Michele's blog link.  In doing so, she accidentially deleted the first post after connecting to the blog hop too.   he he - I'm laughing at her now, but I was hissing at her earlier.   This same flaky ooman has created her own personal blog:   "Shuffling Along With Parkinson's Disease."  If  you are interested in following her personal bloggy, it's at: 

I'm joining @CokieTheCat's blog hop to honor Pepi and Michele.  You can join too.



Admiral Hestorb said...

I will go straight away to see Pepi and his mommy. Thank you for the blog showing us the way, Mario.

Pumpkinpuddy said...

Thanks Mario. I didn't know today was Pepi's OTRB anniversary. I just finished my blog for the blog hop and now I'm gonna head over to Pepi's blog to visit Pepi and Michele.

Brian said...

Hard to believe it's been two years, I remember that sad day. I'm heading over there now!

Michelle said...

I miss Pepi so much, but I'm glad that he's there for all of the anipals that have gone OTRB. His mum Michele is a wonderful lady, who works hard to assist Pepi with his very important job. Much love to them both.

Marg said...

We sure will go right over and visit Michele and her tribute to Pepi and also visit the human's new blog too. Take care. Thanks for the info.

GLOGIRLY said...

Thank you for the link, Mario. Pepi sounds like a one of a kind! What a nice post.
xo Katie

View From My Pram said...

PepiSmartDog: Dearest Mario & M, thank you for such a beautiful tribute !
It was pals like you who helped Mum get thru my passing; we will always both remember your deep love and kindness !
You are both dear friends; I remember when we first started tweeting each other. So glad we got to be the good friends we are. Love you and your mom, buddy ! XXXX :=o)

View From My Pram said...

PepiSmartDog: Mario may I also thank everyone for their beautiful comments....Mum keeps crying all the time as she reads them. They are all very touching indeed. THank you to everyone for your love and support !!!! XXXXX :=o)

Cokie the Cat: Hollywood Insider said...

Beautiful post, Mario. I just started following your mom's blog, too.

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

Mario, what a great post. Thanks for the link, we'll go see them right away. Pepi has very important work to do.


Oskar said...

What a special tribute, Mario!

Nubbin wiggles,

HH and The Boys said...

What a great tribute to Pepi. Very beautiful writing.

pawhugs, Max