Category: Obituaries

Farewell, Rusty

Farewell, Rusty

We were heartbroken this week to learn that Rusty made his trip to the Rainbow Bridge. Rusty was a real cuddlebug, sweet as could be, and he'll be sorely missed by Jan's Funny Farmers and the Mousebreath team as well. If you haven't already, please stop by Jan's Funny Farm and give Jan a big hug […]

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World-Famous Istanbul Feline to Get Memorial Monument

World-Famous Istanbul Feline to Get Memorial Monument

Her furchin launched a thousand memes, and she was beloved in her neighborhood, Ziverbey’s Güleç Çıkmazı street in Istanbul. This luscious well-loved grey and white tabby named Tombili went to The Bridge on August 1st after a long illness. (The name ‘Tombili’ is a common Turkish nickname for full-figured pets.) Residents announced her passing away by hanging posters that […]

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World Mourns Loss of Stationmaster Tama

World Mourns Loss of Stationmaster Tama

Cat lovers around the world are mourning the loss of Tama, the Japanese Stationmaster Cat, who passed away last week at the age of 16. Thousands of Tama Fans attended her Shinto-style funeral today at the station where she served, leaving gifts of canned tuna, sake and bouquets of flowers. During the service, she was […]

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Prominent Pet Writer, Lorie Huston DVM, Has Passed Away

Prominent Pet Writer, Lorie Huston DVM, Has Passed Away

Dr Lorie Huston, a veterinarian, award-winning writer, blogger, and social media consultant, passed away this morning in her home state of Nebraska. She was a gentle and compassionate animal lover I was lucky enough to have befriended as our paths criss-crossed over the last few years. Lorie published her own blog, The Pet Health Care Gazette, and […]

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Say Farewell to the Grand Dame of Cat Blogging: Sparkle

Say Farewell to the Grand Dame of Cat Blogging: Sparkle

Within the cat blogging community, not a single person, feline or cat lover’s significant other has not heard of Sparkle. With her imperious manner, dry wit and Somalian good looks, no one could forget her. She touched everyone in cat blogging. Her mom, Janiss, brought her up to learn the fine art of writing, seasoned […]

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RIP, Homer 1997-2013

RIP, Homer 1997-2013

Homer, the eponymous star of the New York Times bestseller, Homer’s Odyssey, has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. He’d suffered from a liver problem for some months, but was generally active, with a healthy appetite for fresh deli turkey, until He was helped to The Bridge by a gentle house-call vet, and he passed peacefully […]

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Graeme Riley, Ace of Cats, Has Gone to The Bridge

Graeme Riley, Ace of Cats, Has Gone to The Bridge

Graeme Riley, Ace of Cats and Station Cat Extraordinaire, has gone to The Bridge. Graeme was catapulted to international fame when his penchant for hanging out at a Melbourne train station was broadcast by the Herald Sun. Graeme broke the news on his Facebook page: Hello all my wonderful friends from around the world, I […]

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End of an Era and the Feline Americans

End of an Era and the Feline Americans

Any longtime cat blogger knows and loved Daisy Mae Maus and the Feline Americans. DMM and the boys were a mainstay for many years. One by one the Feline Americans went to The Bridge, and DMM followed, leaving just Charmee behind to look after his mom. Quite unexpectedly, Charmee decided to go The Bridge on Thursday. […]

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Obituary: Gracey the Tiniest Tiger

Obituary: Gracey the Tiniest Tiger

BlogPaws was bittersweet this year. My dear friend, Joanne McGonagle, could not attend because her boss and muse, Gracey the Tiniest Tiger, had a health crisis which ended in her journey to The Bridge. Gracey gained national attention when she won Bissell’s MVP Contest in 2010 and donated $10,000 to PurrEver Ranch Sanctuary — a […]

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Long Island Loses its Finest Doorman

Long Island Loses its Finest Doorman

Mickey Mantle, notuble for his services as doorman at the Hotel Harris on Lon Guyland, has gone to The Bridge. He is survived by his brudders Jeter Harris, Matsui, and that stoopid kitten Joba.

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33-lb Orange Tabby, Sponge Bob, has gone to The Bridge

33-lb Orange Tabby, Sponge Bob, has gone to The Bridge

Sponge Bob, a 33-lb orange tabby surrendered to Animal Haven three months ago, has died. Sponge Bob described himself as exceptionally sweet and a cat who loved kids. In addition to eating and sleeping, his favorite activities were being brushed, sun bathing and people-watching. On June 7th, Sponge Bob was adopted by Matt and Courtney Farrell […]

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Davy Jones, Cat Guy has Purred his Last

Davy Jones, Cat Guy has Purred his Last

For women of a certain age, the loss of Davy Jones (dead of a heart attack this week) of Monkees fame, conjures both sadness and bettersweet glee. Sadness at his passing, but a certain bittersweet glee in recalling your Monkees crushes, many of which that were most certainly directed at Davy. Among pre-pubescent girls in […]

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Obituary: Taz the Tazvestite, 22 Years Old

Obituary: Taz the Tazvestite, 22 Years Old

It is with a hevvy hart that I share the news that my best frend Taz has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Born in 1989, he would have bin 23 years old in a cupple of munths. Like me, Taz loved to ware pink, and he looked grate in it. I vizited Taz last summer […]

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Humane Society Mourns Loss of One-Eyed Mascot

Humane Society Mourns Loss of One-Eyed Mascot

Dennis T Menace, a longtime mascot of the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society, passed away peacefully in his sleep this week at the age of 19. The one-eyed orange tabby was “a special guy” according to Executive Director Melanie Coulter. “He touched a lot of people.” Dennis arrived at the shelter in 1995 with his brother, […]

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REMEMBERING KISMET: Whisker Hump Wednesday

REMEMBERING KISMET: Whisker Hump Wednesday

HELLO MOUSEBREATHERS MY NAME IS TRIPPER AND I AM A BIG MANCAT JUST LIKE KISMET SINCE I DON’T HAVE ANY BIG MANCATS AT MY HOUSE HOO COULD LERN ME HOW TO BE A BIG MANCAT EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT BEING A MANCAT I LERNT FRUM KISMET. HE WAS THE DOOD! AS IN, “THE DOOD ABIDES!” […]

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OBITUARY: Kismet Big Mancat has Gone to the Bridge

OBITUARY: Kismet Big Mancat has Gone to the Bridge

I can praktikly not tipe cuz my face is leeking so bad. My deerest oldest frend in the Cat Blogosphere, Kismet the Big Mancat, went to the Rainbow Bridge this morning. He had suffered from cardiomyopathy for a cupple of yeers. Before he took the walk to the Bridge, he peed all over his ladey’s […]

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