Ann from Zoolatry lost her beloved husband yesterday.  We loved his blog, Cat in the Bag.  Politically we were frequently on the same page.  The cartoons and images he found to post were delightful.  It was one of the blogs we looked forward to  each morning. He would have four or five or even on Caturday perhaps six or seven images posted.   Always a quick look and once we surprised him by knowing that the guess the location picture was Leavenworth Washington.  He didn’t expect that one to be an easy one.

I wonder how many people we touch like that.  We’ve never met him but his passing leaves a tiny gap in our life–so tiny compared to Ann’s huge loss.  He had several regulars who made comments and those like us who just scrolled through and maybe made a note or commented sparingly. We wonder how many other lives he touched.   We wish we could touch lives like that.

Vic, may the Gods speed you on your journey to better places and comfort those you have left behind-

December 27, 1947 to September 18, 2012


  1. I am so sorry to hear about Vic, even when you know it’s coming,you know how hard it is going to be. Our prayers are with Ann.
    And we think all of us in some small way make our own footprints in other lives that would be missed.

  2. Even when we’re braced for it, it’s a shock. Thanks for the link. A sad, sad day. We touch others lives with the tiniest actions that ripple out.

  3. We wish we had known about HIS blog before. We will go back and read it now. We hope it brings some comfort to his family that he is now beyond the pain and suffering his cancer brought. Prayers cannot always be answered with healing but hopefully they can be answered by Peace.

  4. We are so sorry to hear about Poppy Vic. We’re purring for Ann and her family.

  5. The Cat Blogosphere is a fine and wonderful place where we support or friends, most of whom we never will meet. We share our lives in a special way through this fine forum…there in happiness and grief, struggles and joys. The outpouring for Ann that I’ve seen today as I’ve cruised around the blogs is amazing. On this Meow Like A Pirate Day we can boldly say “All for one and one for all” I think that would be a great motto for the CB.

  6. All our pawprayers to Ann and family at this very difficult and sad time….

  7. Beautifully said. So sad for Ann and family.

  8. Is it really so strange, how the loss of someone you never met in person can leave a hole in your heart? Maybe not because emotions are so far beyond the physical. Purrs to Ann and her family.

  9. What a lovely tribute.
    We cannot imagine the loss Ann feels at this time. Our thoughts and purrs go out to her and the family.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

  10. Our hearts are all so sad about Poppy Vic and we send our best purrs to dear Ann.

  11. We too, will miss his blog. Such a wicked sense of humor! We can’t begin to imagine Ann’s loss. XOXO

  12. We are sad at Vic’s passing. We get to know people through the blogs and even though we never meet, it feels that we know them personally. We also enjoyed his blog but very rarely commented. I now wish we had commented more.

  13. this was simply exquisite…you are a wonderful friend

  14. My mom and I always pawed through Vic’s blog and we too really enjoyed it…although I never meowed a comment.

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