On October 1, 2013, the cat blogging community lost a legend, and this blog lost a friend.
Hello, felinity assembled, Nikita here and I have some very sad news to report: Cokie the Hollywood Insider has travelled to Rainbow Bridge.
Carnival of the Cats #500 - the evening of Monday October 14, 2013
In the wake of the passing of Cokie have you posted a tribute on your blog? Do you have a special memory you would like to share with your readers in a post this weekend?
I will be hosting the very special 500th edition of Carnival of the Cats, the oldest continuously running blog post sharing event for pet bloggers on the internet, and one of the oldest share fests online, period.
Do you also have Carnival hosting memories to share? Do a blog post about it!
It began in 2004 and used to get 40 to 70 submissions a week!
We here, at The Opinionated Pussycat intend to celebrate that legacy, but we would also like to make it a place where felinity assembled can share how it celebrated the life of Cokie the Hollywood Insider.
Please send all submissions (Thru Sunday evening) to: carnivalofthecats(at)gmail.com
SPREAD THE WORD!
Cokie appears to have begun his blogging career 8 days after I moved from daddy's blog to this one, in January 2010, and an even greater presence in the blogosphere came in the spring with The Anipal Times..
Daddy had the honor and pleasure to meet Cokie's human, Kristin Dewey, at a charity event in Los Angeles, in August 2011.
Dear kind, funny, talented, encouraging, inspiring, caring, beautiful man cat, I
know that you will have found release from the pain of the last few
years at last and are being welcomed by friends who went before.
As I mourn your passing this old geezer knows that I might not make it to 20 either and look forward to someday making your acquaintance in person, at last, just as your Mom & Daddy Kiril once met in LA.
It has been an honor and a pleasure to know you, read your blog, and receive comments from you on Opinionated Pussycat.
The best way Elvira and I can honor your memory is to carry on our own writing lives in new and better ways and we fully intend to do so.
Rest in Peace, and may the catnip and kibble and toys be plentiful and just to your liking at Rainbow Bridge.
Mr. Nikita and Elvira Mistress of Felinity