Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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..