Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Farewell Skeezix


Skeezix was an old buddy, one of those who helped establish the CB (Cat Blogosphere) back in the days when there were few cat bloggers..  We didn't meet him till a couple of years after we started blogging and we were hooked on his perfect spelling / English (smile), his escapades, his love of pink, his crazy fashion sense, his big muscles ... We just loved him. 

We never dreamed that one day we would work together.  He was a fellow columnist for Mousebreath.  In fact, his Food Lady is the managing editor.  He was the dance choreographer for those fun holiday dance videos.  He made us all look like we actually knew how to dance. 

We knew he was sick with cancer and might not have much time, but we were hoping he'd have much more time with his family.  He was special to them, not just an advertising gimmick.  A few months ago we felt incredibly sad for him.  A picture of Skeezix and his Food Lady was to be on a bag of Purina Cat food.  The day the photographs were taken he had goopy eyes (if we remember correctly) and Mao or Tripper (sorry, our memories are a bit defective at times but we think it was Tripper) took his place.  Until recently we had hoped he would get another opportunity.

We cried when we read the news on his blog Skeezix's Scratching Post yesterday.  Skeezix was a small kitty, only 8 years old, but he had a huge personality and was loved by more than just cat bloggers.  He will be missed.  And even though most bloggers are already aware, we wanted to post a memorial.  His family is in our thoughts.  Hugs for the Food Lady to share with Mr. Tasty Face.  

Farewell, Skeezix.  You will not be forgotten.


Note:  There are a number of graphics already being posted on FB and the blogs, but we wanted to take the time and effort to make one for our own post.  You can use this graphic if you want. We put our name on this type of graphic anymore because we would sometimes find them posted on other blogs with someone else being credited for them.  Not maliciously,  Bloggers just assumed someone else had created them..  

25 comments:

  1. We are so very sorry that you have lost a friend to the rainbow bridge. We will stop by his page.
    stella rose

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  2. This is such a beautiful tribute and we love your graphic. We are so sorry to hear about Skeezix.

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  3. Jan - what a nice tribute - I did one too - how could we not pay tribute to such a character who brought us all together. May his star shine brightly. T.

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  4. a wonderful tribute - we love that middle picture.....

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  5. We too are sorry you have lost your friend. Skeezix will be greatly missed. Lovely tribute and we know you will treasure fond memories.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. A sad day in cat lover land. Skeezix was a special meezer and will be sorely missed. Thanks for this lovely tribute. We didn't know he was so young :-(

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  7. Run Free and Fast through the fields of CatNip, Skeezix

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  8. That is such a beautiful memorial to an amazing kitty. Skeezix was a friend to all, and touched the lives of so many.

    Hugs to you, his family, and all of those who are missing this sweet angel.

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  9. guys....this iza way awesum tribute ta skeezix N we noe him iz lookin down on his fellow mousebreath writerz... FFF...with his shades on, hiz pink harness close at hand, no vizshuz deer in site N smilin with thanx two all oh ewe....him iz; wuz; N all ways will bee; one ina million ~~~
    God's strength ta his mom & dad

    XOXOX

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  10. Such a lovely tribute to Skeezix. We are very sad that he was called to the but know that he is now free of the evil cancer.

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  11. What a wonderful graphic of Skeezix and a beautiful post and tribute to him. His passing is so sad, we send our purrs and prayers to his family.

    Be Well Sweet Skeezix

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  12. We too are very sad to see Skeezix passed away. He will be missed lots here.

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  13. Such a lovely tribute. We cried like crazy. Sas we are.

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  14. That was a beautiful post for a wonderful ManCat. We're so sad that Skeezix has gone to the Bridge.

    The Florida Furkids

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  15. We are heartbroken about losing Skeezix too. We wanted to post something, but Mama's eyes were leaking too much...maybe later.

    You've posted a beautiful graphic & tribute to Skeezy...expressing how most of us feel. Thank you.

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  16. Skeezix meant so much to so many of us, and he always will, whether here or their. Love you little guy.

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  17. There is a time for everything.
    A time to be fashionista.
    A time to go pink.

    A time to thrill the world with the glory of yourself.

    He did it...

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  18. Hello Jan and family,

    We're very sorry for the sad news. We didn't know him but he seems a very very good guy with big heart. Paws crossed for his family.

    Momo & Pinot xo

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  19. That is so sad ! 8 years is not old for a cat !

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  20. so very well said, what a lovely tribute!
    we still can't even imagine a world without him, life just sucks sometimes.

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  21. dearest jan we are all who we are because Skezzix paved the way for us way back in the good ol days...he is the KING of cats and always will be. your tribute is touching and purrrrfect for his memory...thank you for being apart of our lives dear friends....we treasure you and always hope to be a part of the CB.
    Long live Skeezix memory!!!
    XOXO Karla

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  22. hello jan its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry to heer abowt yore frend skeezix i did not no him but he luks verry handsum in his leprekawn owtfit!!! perhaps he wil meet trouble on the other side of the bridj and they can swap storeez abowt mice and trying to tayk over the wurld and wotnot!!! ok bye

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  23. Thank you Jan for all you do and fur your memorial to Skeezix.

    He waz truly a kitty fur everyone... he inspired us all.

    Purrz,
    Katie.

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  24. Such lovely words about Skeezix he will be much missed. FAZ

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