Aby-a-Day – 2 July: Silverpelt has two new stars tonight

Sad day today. Our good friend Molly’s husband, Don, died this morning. “Don was the brains behind Team Aby and the enforcer,” Molly told me. Meg said, “I still remember how Don made me laugh with his plans to ‘rough up’ Wain (Harding) in back of a showhall.” I only got to meet him once, when I went down to Florida with my ex and we met up at – what else? – a cat show. He was a sweetheart, though; Molly’s birthday post was actually a result of him contacting me.

This is what he sent Meg: “Message from Don re. Molly. Could you help by contacting your Aby-a-Day people or something?

Hi Meg. As you may or may not know Molly has a couple of events happening this month. One being her 80 birthday next Friday the 16th and the other will be the end of working career when she leaves her job on the 31st. Since she considers her friends in CFA her extended family. I am trying to create a birthday greetings blitz with her friends. I solicit your help with letting her friends in CFA know. Since she considers you a great friend I thought you could help in this effort getting the word around. More to follow. – The Donald.” (How funny is it that he referred to himself that way?) And then in an email to me, he wrote, “Oh by the way to get all the way across the ocean you have to type loud.” You can read Don’s obituary here.

As if that wasn’t enough, Jacoby’s cousin Taz (aka GC, GPD, NW Anubis Taz Mania) also died today after a two-month battle with pancreatitis.

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Taz and Jake were more than cousins. They were show companions. We shared hotel rooms with Meg and Taz on more than one occasion.

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Jake even lent Taz his clothes!

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Meg and Taz recently came back to become, among other things, 15th best Premier in CFA this past show season.

My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friends stopped running today.

8 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 2 July: Silverpelt has two new stars tonight

  1. Taz was a gentle soul. He will be missed greatly. My heart goes out to Meg. I am very upset and will keep Taz in my heart always. He was a super Abyssinian with the best disposition in the world.
    I am at a loss for more words. RIP

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  2. Oh sob, crying again. My friends are so dear to me. Thank you, Coco, and I share
    your grief as well, Meg –

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  3. I am SO sorry to hear this news, Meg. Taz was your soul-mate. Such a beautiful cat with an equally beautiful personality. I always loved to admire him; he was/is the golden standard for the breed, the perfect Aby! Sorry also for the loss of your friend, Don. A very sad day indeed. You two will be in my thoughts & prayers, & I will think of a way to honor 2 special beings

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