Goodbye dearest Phi

PhiFriends, I come to you today with a broken heart. My dear furriend, @3phibotticelli, has unexpectedly crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She was diagnosed on Friday with cancer and died this morning in her mom’s arms.

Everyone who knew Phi knew she was the embodiment of love and joy. Phi and I both are in the Denver area, but we never got the chance to meet in pawson. I’m so sorry we never got that chance. She loved to dance, be with her pals on twitter, and she loved the snow. We’re supposed to get snow tomorrow. If we do, I know Phi’s spirit will be running and playing in it.

*Wipes tears, blows nose* The world was a better place for having a spirit like Phi’s in it. I hope we never lose that spirit and sense of joy. Thinking of Phi, I’m smiling even through my tears. Love you so much Phi. I know you’ve found a snowy place OTRB to play. “Hugs and wiggles.”

Candles for Phi are here:  Please light a candle. They really do help light the darkness even though they’re virtual.

Photo courtesy of Herman (@TattleCat).

Good-bye Homer and Bear

Click on link to go to Homer’s book on Amazon.

My dear furriends, this is a furry sad Sunday. I had meant to post today about my trip to the Denver Pet Expo, but I woke up this morning to find out that two special furriends went OTRB this weekend: Homer the Blind Wonder Cat and Bear, a furry special dog to all who knew him.

BearBearDThere are no words for how much pain is in my heart for Homer, Bear, and their families. I’ll miss them terribly. I always looked forward to seeing them on Twitter. And Bear’s daily blog entries always made me smile. *wipes leaky eyes*

Bear’s folks haven’t posted anything on his blog yet, but if you’ve never read Bear’s blog you should. You won’t stop smiling. It’s full of pics and musings of a dog that’s had a wonderful life full of fun adventures and fantastic fursibs. UPDATE: Bear’s mom has posted a beautiful letter saying good-bye to Bear. You can feel the love in every word!

Homer’s mom, Gwen, wrote a stunning tribute to her special boy on her blog. This is a must read. Gwen is a pawsome writer and her tribute to her boy is amazing. I wish I could write half as well. Everyone who’s ever loved a four-legged knows the pain a pet parent goes through when one of their fur furriends goes OTRB. Gwen’s tribute to Homer expresses that love and pain in a way that I could never hope to achieve.

Please send your love and purrayers to Homer’s and Bear’s parents to help them through this difficult time. And love and purrayers to everyone who loved them and who’s heart is breaking with mine today.


Good-bye Dear @Scully_Cat

I don't know who made this avi for Scully, but I hope they don't mind that I borrowed it.

Today we all said good-bye to one of the feistiest cats on Twitter, my furriend, @Scully_Cat. It feels like deja vu. It seems we just did this for her brofur, @Mulder_Cat.

@Scully_Cat was smart, sassy, funny, and could give her @Staffpurrson or anyone else the stinkeye like no one else could. She was a brave kitty who fought a really tough fight against chronic renal failure. Now she’s OTRB with Mulder, running free and happy like a kitten and no longer in pain. I’m sure Mulder stocked the mansion with cases and cases of Luna Tuna in preparation for Scully’s arrival.

I wish we lived closer to @Staffpurrson so we could be of more comfort to him right now. He’s alone in the house for the first time in 12 years, and a bad storm is on the way. It breaks my heart to think of him alone in a storm with no kitty for company. @Staffpurrson did the best he could for Scully, going way above and beyond what a lot of pet parents would have done. I hope he doesn’t wait too long to bring home new fur furriends. Any cats he chooses to adopt will be furry lucky to have him.

If anyone wants to make a donation in @Scully_Cat’s honor, you can donate to Kings Highway Cat Rescue Inc. This is the shelter that @Mulder_Cat came from. Let them know it’s in memory of Scully Kreps.

Mulder and Scully are the ones that brought me to Twitter and blogging, and now they’re both gone. I hope they’ll continue to tweet from OTRB. It’s hard to think of the anipal twitterverse without their humor, wit, and chutzpah.