Weekend Cat Blogging 301: A Sad Day

March 11 was a sad day.

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our friend Mickey.

As mentioned earlier this week, he fell very ill and passed away on Friday. He (through his mom) first visited us in late 2007, and they have been regulars on our site ever since, as likely to comment on experimental music shows and photography as Luna’s feline antics. And in turn, we enjoyed getting to know them better through their site. Our thoughts go out to Mom Nancy and the rest of the family today.

We have been closely following the tragic events in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami. Images such as these are heartbreaking, and our thoughts are with the people of Japan right now. While every year brings multiple huge disasters, when it happens somewhere you have visited or affects people you know, it hits harder.

Our friends at Cats of Wildcat Woods have compiled a list of relief organizations. The Red Cross is always a good place to start, and now you can donate via text messages.

There is no information currently on Tashirojima, or “Cat Island”, which is off the eastern coast of Japan in Miyagi Prefecture, near epicenter of the earthquake and tsunami, but the fear is that the island was lost.

Weekend Cat Blogging #301 is hosted by Pam at Sidewalk Shoes.

The Carnival of the Cats will be up this Sunday at Two Little Cavaliers.

And the Friday Ark is at the modulator.

7 thoughts on “Weekend Cat Blogging 301: A Sad Day

  1. Thank you Luna & Amar
    We miss Mickey, but know he is happy at the Bridge.
    It just takes some getting used to right now.
    We also give our thoughts to those in Japan.
    We cannot imagine the horror of what they are
    living through.

    Purrs Georgia & Tillie,Tiger
    Treasure and JoyJoy& Nancy

  2. So sorry to hear about your friend, Mickey. He was a handsome kitty.
    Jules and Vincent have been spending time at the window lately. Watching for spring maybe?
    Our thoughts are with those in Japan, also.

  3. My deepest sympathy to Mickey’s family. 🙁
    I know he was much loved, and will be sorely missed.

    Friday was a very tragic day. My heart goes out to the people of Japan, who also value kitties.

  4. Thank you for joining WCB this week, even though it is a very sad week. I am so sorry to hear about Mickey. And the devastation of Japan is just heartbreaking.

  5. Thoughts and Love to Mickey’s family – and to those affected by the tragic events in Japan. So incredibly sad and beyond comprehension.

  6. We too will miss Mickey – an icon in the blog world. The pictures coming from Japan are overwhelming – our hearts go out to them in their loss and in recovery. Still no word on Cat Island that I can find wither.Thanks for this post.

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