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Friday, 18 September 2009
One of da first furrends I made on Twitter was @PepiSmartDog. He was an older dog - 12 years young - who was adopted by former Olympic Level Equestrian (Dressage) Michele Brown. Michele chose Pepi because of his eyes. When she first met him he was in a shelter pen with five bouncy and more handsome puppies. He knew the odds were against him and shuffled away in sadness with his head hung low when he thought that Michele also did not want him. However, the following day Michele picked him up from the shelter and the rest is history.
Pepi very soon became a celebrity in his own right in his native Queensland, championing the campaign to "educate" people in the delights of taking on an older pet. Whatever Michele did for him, Pepi repayed her one-thousandfold. They were a team and Pepi became famous for his slick mode of transport - an Aston Martin/Ferrari disguised as a Pram!!
Over the months I knew Pepi we became very close and I valued his insight and take on life generally. Pepi was a great mediator who poured oil on troubled water when us anipals got out of line or got up one another's noses! We could also tease one another without causing any offence or upset; we had the same outlook on life and sense of humour. Trea, mai human sisfur, also became great friends with Michele, his Mum! I always imagined that Pepi would be around forever and ever.
Two weeks ago mai world was turned upside down when, following dental surgery and an anaesthetic, we found out that damage had been done to Pepi's kidneys. Over the days it became apparent that Pepi was very sick and was rushed into ICU. Even then Pepi rallied, we all help our breath and felt that he would come back fighting. He did just that, but only to suffer a relapse. The Twitter anipal community all came together and held a #pawcircle for his return to health and, for a while, our prayers were answered.
Last Sunday, 13 September 2009, Pepi was well enough to attend an animal charity bash in his honour! He had a ball as loved all the adulation heaped upon him. He returned to the Hospital later that day having had so much fun with his Mum. On Monday and Tuesday we got some good news that, blood tests permitting, Pepi would be allowed home on Wednesday, 16th. Trea had a e.mail from Michele who was so, so excited at getting him home again!
Can you imagine the shock that we got when we read our Tweets from Michele telling us that our beloved PepiSmartDog had died, having suffered a massive heart attack, after having been home only five minutes? Mum, Trea and I were absolutely numb with disbelief. This is why it has taken me two days to be able to write this tribute to Pepi - da bestest furrend an anipal could have.
One the day before he died, he showed us all just how spunky a dog he was by FANGING DA VET NURSE!! I think all da anipals were crying wiv tears of laughter at dat stunt!! [15 September will now be offishully designated "FANG DA VET DAY" or #arsefest for short!]
One hearing dat Pepi had crossed over da Rainbow Bridge, da Twitter Anipal community once again all came together and we all grieved as one at our loss. Yesterday, 17 September, was one of the quietest days I have ever known on Twitter. Only one anipal was in our thoughts, PepiSmartDog!
Pepi lived brave and died brave. He will be forever in our hearts - one of a kind that we were all fortunate to know. He has not left us but merely crossed over The Rainbow Bridge where he can watch over us for all Eternity.
WE LOVE YOU, PEPISMARTDOG!! LONG LIVE KING PEPI!!
Remembering also @PuzTheCat who crossed over da Rainbow Bridge on 21 August 2009 after a short battle with mouth cancer. Puz was another great furrend who always responded to Tweets, especially when I sent him some freshly churned Joisy Cweem!! A few days before he went over da Bridge, we shared a romantic meal of meatballs and spaghetti together recreating dat wonderful scene in "Lady and The Tramp"! Our noseys touched when we eateds a string of spaghetti and met in da middle! Puz greeted Pepi at da Rainbow Bridge with a feast (even if wuz yukky tofu!!) fit for a King!!
At dis point I should give some "mention in dispatches" to @PuzTheCat's bruv @TonyTheSiamese who so memorably (& delightfully) kept us all entertained by flogging Puz's dish on e.bay!!! Tony, as it happened, has turned out to be a velly, velly, loving boy who shares ma love of plawns and is well worth a follow!!
Mai thoughts are wiv all anipals who haz crossed da Rainbow Bridge recently.
Thank you for reading dis. And a big thank you to all you all for being such fun and loyal furrends!
Love and kisses,
18 September 2009
Sunday, 30 August 2009
This is just a quickie to say that I will start up-dating my Bloggy on a more regular basis but life in London as one of the A List Celebs takes up much of my time!!!
I had some fun early in da month with @BorisKitty's Contesty for GOTCHA DAY! I wuz doing quite well until da phantom clickers got to work....!!!! I didn'ts win nuffink but da taking part was such fun and I wet maself larfing @Shawneeshep's pictorial contribution!!!!
On 21 August all ma furrends and mes wuz very, very sad cos our lovely Apricot Tabby cat, @Puzthecat, went on his final journey over da Raibow Bridge! @PepiSmartDog put on a wonderful #Hamfest in Puz's honour a few weeks before when we hadz da dreadful news dat Puz had an aggressive cancer of da mouth! He wuz such a brave boy and we gave him a great send off. He is very happy now and a new bright star haz appeared in da night sky #PUZSTAR on which we can all make wishes. He haz caught up with @ChatteMuse who is showing him da ropes! Puz's bruv @TonyTheSiamese caused a bit of a stir having ventured into da world of entrepreneurs (Dragon's Den) by flogging Puz's fings on e.bay!! He wuz "velly, velly sworry" and is set to become another much loved member of da anipal Twitter community!!
Another one of our anipal furrends @Alantheferret suddenly dropped off da radar in early August and his Twitter account disappeared so we can only assume his is missing in action. Wherever you are hidings Alan, just remember dat we all luvs and misses you lots! If anyone knows his whereabouts, please let us know.
**UPDATE: I haz found dat naughty @Alantheferret hidings on Twitter Critters!!! Here he is alive and well: http://bit.ly/MoeN6**
It was Mum's birfday on 28 August but as it was too windy she and Trea went to Kenwood House in Hampstead, London yesterday for a spiffing nosh!! I, of course, wuz left behind but dey dids buy me a new baby! His name is Mr Hiss and he is a lilac and pinky floofy, 4 foot long snakie! He rattles too! Awesome pawesome or wot?!!
Da birfday celebrations for Mum also coincided wiv da Woodstock #pawpawty which @Javathecat, @MizzBassie, @PepiSmartDog and others helped to arrange. Dey are such wunnerful anipals who are always finking of others!
@PepiSmartDog became even more famous getting himself in print again and being shaved by his Mummy for a photoshoot! Later in a month, Pepi became slightly more girly by hazinf his toofies cleaned by da V.E.T. and hazing a hissy fit da following day but not allowing his Mummy to clean his toofies with BEEF (yukky!!) flavoured toofpaste! I shall not go into da details of wot happened next but, suffice to say, it wuz not one of Mum Michele's best ideas of Pepi's finest hours..but his street cred went up!!
I haz made even more fab furrends dis month and you all know who you iz! @Cokiethecat and mes iz still "an item" along with @PepiSmartDog @Rumblepurr @Dunkin_the_cat @dobie_evgeni @yellowdogsandy @SidTheCatahoula @VladimirCat and ma latest toyboys @Tuckerdart @Fordy57 @wallasEKatt and all ma ovver boys!! And some of ma other girlies @Emmythecat @Jasmine_woo_woo @mumsmarmie1 @PollyPuss11 @bdgrlaw @salpickering @kritterkondo...!!!
And den I went and forgotted to mention day #pawpawty organiser extraordinaire @frugaldougal! Many apols for dis oversight! Big wuzzes!
**STOP PRESS** BIG PRAYERS AND LOVE FOR @JimniKricket's SISFUR, KRICKET, WHO HAS JUST COME OUT OR SURGERY TO HELP HER WALK AGAIN**
Finally, wishing lots of luck and safe journey to
who are embarking on a new adventure this coming Tuesday when des moves from Dubai to SoCal. We iz all longing to hear wot life will be like for dem in da US of A!
Until very soon, big loves and kisses to ALL my loyal and loving furrends.
Kisses and hugs,
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Daisy Boo duckie safely arrived via the letterbox at 08.55 on Saturday morning. She was quite quiet immediately after her birth but then started to drive me quackers with her demands for food! She is a very greedy ickle baby! By Sunday I had managed to wean her onto my kibbles and one of those keeps her happy for hours! I luvs kissing, cuddling and bitings her so that she is all wet and sticky!! She also likes Ratty, my Plague Ratsie, and dey plays together and Daisy now smells nice and pooey - just da way I likes my babies!!
Trea has taken a couple of vids of me and Daisy Boo wiv her new iPhone! Mummy and I sometimes fink she luvs da iPhone and iMac betterer than us! She is always stucked on it! Mummy says it is very "aunty soshull" but I dids not knowed we hads an Aunty called Soshull?!! I fink da Trea spends so much time on da 'puter cos she is "Johnny no mates"!! I just hopes dat she does not read dis! I am still trying to sell her on e.Bay and Amazon wivout much success!!
I tried to gets under da carpet in da sitting room last night until somefink called "slipper" biteds my bum! I had to sit in a bath of water for ages before it cooled - my bum, not da water by da way! So, todays I am planning on scaling da North Face of da sofa once I know dat Mummy is busy in da kitchen! Miss Sneaky Peaky is at work but I fink she might have set up a web cam - she shud be reported to da orforities for dat!!
I hads better go and look good for a while before my assault on da sofa begins in ernest.....or shuds dat be earnest?! Dids you hear da joke about da two maggots making love in dead ernest?! LMAO!!
Love you all lots and lots,
Monday, 15 June 2009
On further investigation I found out dat Mum has not eated my bluebottle but she had doned for him wiv some spray which made him go stiff and turn up his toes! I founded him yesterday and made Mummy feel bad about what she had doned! She grovelled suitably (until next time!) and we gave bluebottle a proper send off! Mummy was clearly upsetted as she had a grimace on her face and muttered "it's disgusting" as she put bluebottle in his last resting place! To placate, me she opened a jar of Shittums (or is is Shiphams?) crab pate and let me eated it from her finger! I felt much betterer!
Trea ordered me a new Duckie which is winging is way across the Atlantic right now! So I will have Ratsies and Duckie to park under the furniture out of paw reach! Dat means that Trea will have to get dem out and, even betterer, I gets to bite her bum in da process!! Hi Paws!!!
Trea is at work today which means I can prowl around the house wivout being constantly spied on! She is always making me jump! I sometime let my stinky gland go on her to make my point!!
Well, Mummy Darling needs me so I had better go and tuck up on her laps!
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Well, I has been very busy wiv all sorts of fings including my blogspot which I think is really cool! I had a great big stinky poopy-plops at 12.40am today which did not best please Mummy and Trea! They were clearly not impressed with my "Farmyard Smells" impression!! It was all cos I had eated some strawberries last evening which I dids not liked at all and spitted dem out over da carpet, BUT they clearly gived me a grumbly-tumbly which gived me winds! Parp! Parp!!
My lovely friends TheBarmyArmy also pooped in der backyard yesterday cos der Mum and Dad gave dem I-Tal-Leon fud which I fink deys had got on da cheap! **Nosetap**!! I has nuffink against foreign fud as long as it comes from yet INGERLAND!!! Mum and Trea love I-Tal-Leon fud but der is no way I iz gonna eat a plates of wurms wiv 'matoes and garlic on tops!! (Trea poops alot too!! Has radioactive bowels, Mummy says!)
Of course, my grumbly-tumbly could be as a result of Trea trying to do for me! She so jellus of my beauty!! I has seed her wiv da bunches of Deadly Nighstshade!! I wud put it in her tea but she is a Vampire! If she biteds me I would get to da Vet pronto and gets myself checked out! Bites are not gud...especially from vamps like Trea. She uses electric toofbrush cos her fangs gets so doity!! She ain't da full pound (or Dollar if you is reading this in da States!) - one fang short of a vampire if you ask me!!
Oh! and one of our neighbours wants to snuff my grey squirrels cos dey got in her loft! She not nice laydee! My squirrels has got to live somewhere.... as long as it is not my loft cos they very noisy at night!!! I has bats too - dey do squeaks and poo up der noses!!! I likes bats!!
Well, I has better go cos I feel a sneaky peaky moment coming on! I needs to see whats da neighbours iz up to!!! Mummy says I iz a curtain twitcher!! Mummy loves me!!!
LOL Jazzy XXXXX