by Janet Blue on February 10, 2014

We had a post planned for yesterday, but our server was once again under “brute force attack” and still is, so here we are a day late with a work-around. Agh!

Anyway, part of yesterday’s post will wait for next Sunday. Here is the remainder of what was planned.

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A week ago today, one of Mau’s friends from Cat Scouts, Nick, left for the RB. Nick was only three years old and had been diagnosed with lymphoma. Another Scout, Tiger, has taken the lead in a service project in memory of Scout Nick. She has set up a fundraiser with the beneficiary being Dr. Leslie Lyons’ (an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery) scientific research into the feline genome.



This research will help determine the genetic causes of diseases like Nick’s and eventually lead to a cure.

This project is very close to our hearts, as our angel brofur, Madison, was diagnosed with lymphoma just 13 days before leaving for the RB. And another kitty, most of you know, currently is suffering from this disease: Gracie at Manx Mnews. (We tried to link to the post with Gracie’s diagnosis, but could not, so after clicking on the link, you can search “Grim News” on their blog for additional information.)


If you are able, please make a donation in memory of Nick or in honor of Gracie if you rather. No amount is too small. Click here for more info and to make a donation.

If you can’t make a donation, please keep Gracie in your prayers as well as our friend Moosey at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life and Merlin at Cat Wisdom 101. Moosey has a condition known as hyperaldosteronism or Conn’s Syndrome. Merlin is suffering from a serious UTI. Test results are pending.



Katie isabella February 14, 2014 at 6:59 pm

I so appreciate this loving tribute and the sadness here in the CB seems not to abate in the past months. We love our dear furriends and cherish each one. xxooox

speedyrabbit February 12, 2014 at 11:58 am

that is just a lovely way to remeber them,xx Speedy
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Marjorie and Harvey February 12, 2014 at 3:54 am

Can we do an interview about this with you? We lost Sooty to lymphoma – we would like to chat further.
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Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew February 12, 2014 at 2:13 am

What a wonderful way to remember Nick and now sweet Gracie. We hope a cure can be found for this disease and others that keep taking our friends to the bridge too soon.
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meowmeowmans February 11, 2014 at 11:58 pm

What a wonderful post, and a beautiful way to honor Nick and Gracie. We will make a donation in Nick’s (and now, sadly, Gracie’s) memory.

Thank you for posting about Merlin and Moosey. We sure do appreciate all the love, purrs and prayers.
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BeadedTail February 11, 2014 at 9:48 pm

What a lovely tribute. We just heard about Gracie going to the RB tonight and we’re sad.
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Clooney February 11, 2014 at 7:35 pm

We are so sorry to hear about your friend Nick and your Angel Madison, that is so sad. This sounds like a wonderful fundraiser for such an important cause, thank you for posting about this. We have Gracie, Moosey and Merlin all in our prayers.

Misaki February 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm

That’s lovely xx

MyThreeMoggies February 11, 2014 at 5:43 am

Wow lovely tribute x
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Brian Frum February 10, 2014 at 9:13 pm

IWe will gladly donate in memory of Nick. My Dad is out of town (with the big snow storm coming) and his internet connection stinks. Hopefully he will remember.
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie (of A Tonk's Tale) February 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm

This is such a wonderful way to commemorate the loss of a life at such a young age. And to honor Gracie and your brofur Madison, as well!
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Cathy Keisha February 10, 2014 at 6:28 pm

What a great cause. I hope they can find the cause and a cure. Thanks for getting the word out.

BTW, I felt the same way since the same blogs win every year but decided it was time for a change cos my blog is as good as theirs and so is yours.
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Judy & C.A.T.S February 10, 2014 at 5:59 pm

This is a great way to remember Nick. He was way to young to go the the bridge but his memory will live on. We will purr for the others who are sick. Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

We hope the Word Press hooligans are gone and we are able to post this comment.

The Island Cats February 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm

This is such a good cause. Thanks for getting the word out, Mau.
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Sparkle February 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm

How awesome of Tiger to set this up! I am purring overtime with so many friends ill.
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McGuffy Ann Morris February 10, 2014 at 2:51 pm

We have lost loved ones to lymphoma and other cancers. Prayers and peace to those left behind. ~xo~
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Molly The Wally February 10, 2014 at 1:54 pm

We agree a lovely way remember sweet Nick. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Penelope February 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Oh! Wow! So many kitties for mes to Purray for! Thanks for all the info and mes hopes your server wins the war and throws off all the attackers!
Now mes must goes to visits
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Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal February 10, 2014 at 1:28 pm

What a lovely tribute ♡
I shall see if my mom-person can help me to do a small donation.
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Random Felines February 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

What a lovely way to remember Nick and honor Gracie
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