This is Kristin, cokiethecat's mom.
Sweet Smokey has gone tragically and unexpectedly over the Rainbow Bridge. He was inexplicably trapped under his home when it was tented for termites. His loving mom Tess is completely devastated. @Smokey8 has been a stalwart in the anipal community from the beginning. Those who know Tess - and Smokey - know how much she adored him, and will forever. You may also know Tess to be one of the most generous people in the anipal community.
|Cutest Sleeping Kitteh Ever!|
Always, caring and supportive, only she and Joan @zaziart know how many custom Rainbow Bridge portraits she and Joan have joined forces to donate when Smokey's anipal friends have gone OTRB, to help ease their family's pain with a beautiful remembrance of their loved ones. An Anipal Times article about them is here: http://www.anipaltimes.com/2011/07/random-acts-of-kindness/
Of course, PepiSmartDog escorted Smokey to the Rainbow Bridge in his pram, with Smokey looking perfectly regal on the ride over, and is helping him settle in with all his friends there. Pepi has written a beautiful tribute on his blog at http://pepismartdog.com/?p=6734.
Here's another article Maggietkat wrote about Smokey and Tess in The Anipal Times: http://www.anipaltimes.com/2010/11/talk-to-smokey8-tessie/
Please light a candle for Smokey & Tess by clicking on the image below:
Seeing Smokey on Twitter is always a joy, and Tess has said she'll be back after a break tweeting as Angel Smokey - still @Smokey8, so he doesn't lose touch with all his pals.
Please be so kind as to take a moment to leave your memories and words of encouragement in the comments here for Tess and Smokey, and to let their friends know to come here and do the same.
I hope this post will bring as much comfort to her as she's brought to so many of us in our most difficult times.
We love you Tess & Smokey!