Weekend Cat Blogging #272: Sadness

It was a sad week for many of our cat friends and their families. This past Wednesday saw no fewer that four announcements on the Cat Blogosphere of regular contributors who had passed away. Anyone who has studied probability and statistics knows that such clustering is normal behavior for random events, but one still notices it and can be affected by it.

And then late in the day we received some sad news from our friend Vivi Pedgraglio that DJ Kikovas had passed away.

This was very sad news, and our thoughts are with Vivi this weekend. We often featured DJ Kikovas on CatSynth. And the symmetry of our exchanges was fun, the white boy cat playing electronic music in the studio in Argentina and the black girl cat in the U.S. who is surrounded by electronic music. He will be missed.

Among the cats whose passing was announced on Wednesday was Luxor, an elegant white cat whose site we followed. Our thoughts are with his family as well.


It is a dreary overcast morning, after a week that in addition to the sad news has been quite tiring. So we rest.

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I looked at those photo of Luna resting on the bed linens – this has been her favored resting place again over the last few weeks – and thought about how often I have seen her curled up there over the years. Here is a photo of her in the same position in 2007, at our former home in Santa Cruz.

So many things stay the same, but the same time life is always moving forward. That is both a happy and sad thing.


Weekend Cat Blogging #272 is hosted by Samantha and Clementine at Life from a Cat’s Perspective.

The Carnival of the Cats will be hosted by Nikita and Elvira (who is hosting for the first time this week) at Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat.  They also have a tribute to the cats who past away this week.

And the Friday Ark is at the modulator.

CatSynth pic: DJ Kikovas, with DJ Vivi Pedraglio

Today we feature recent photos from our friends in Argentina, DJ Kikovas and Vivi Pedraglio.

A self described “lady-beatmaker”, Vivi Pedraglio continues to create her live electronic music (with Kikovas’ assistantance) and perform in Buenos Aires and elsewhere. She has also been using an intriguing instrument, the kaolimba. You can hear more of her music at her website or MySpace.

CatSynth pic: dj kikovas play!

Another from our friend dj vivi featuring her gato dj kikovas:

Wait, is that really kikovas? Let's re-invert the photo and check: