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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2011, 05:43:22 PM »
 We'll figure it out. The rescue people specifically asked me about who had authority and I said I didn't know.
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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2011, 06:10:27 PM »
He was so alive - his use of colour, big bold font, exclamation, and  his encyclopedia mind...

:grouphug

It's like each of his posts was a labour of love, telling us exactly* what he meant.  RIP Croghie!





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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2011, 06:55:36 PM »
Re: Queenie: I'm on it. Talked with my partner and we would be honoured to give Queenie a home.
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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2011, 07:16:14 PM »
oooh! LIKE!
Are you in Ottawa or anywhere nearby, mattt?
 

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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2011, 07:33:31 PM »
Oh gosh, I'm so sad about this.
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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2011, 07:44:46 PM »
Mattt has been emailed with contacts for many of the people here and formerly here  who know who they are.  :applause :hug :applause
It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom. It is in the "dark shade of courage" alone that the spell can be broken.
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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2011, 07:57:06 PM »
I'm so relieved that Queenie has a loving home.

I have Boom Boom's personal e-mail, but at the same time he is going through such shtite himself... I'll write him, but probably just tomorrow.
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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2011, 09:23:40 PM »
Thank you so much Matt.  :applause :hug
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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2011, 09:26:11 PM »

oooh! LIKE!
Are you in Ottawa or anywhere nearby, mattt?


Driving up from London, actually.


 8) :o :p


We is suckerz for the kittiez.


Plus, it's...something that can be done.
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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2011, 12:11:34 AM »
Matt, you and your partner are angels. All I got from my brother was a reluctant fostering offer, only if it was proven that the humane society would euthanize Queenie. Anyway, didn't need to badger him thanks to you Matt.  :applause :hug

P.S.: I'm sorry you found out the way you did. It's so hard to share such news with such a far flung group of friends.
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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2011, 12:14:49 AM »
Sorry, but is Debra checking in regularly. She really should be told. She is the one who coordinated us to touch base with Croghan when he was hospitalized a few years ago. Pogge will let skdadl know. This is so hard but like lagatta said, at least there is something positive that was accomplished.  :crying
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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2011, 12:22:29 AM »
I'm glad people have gotten together about Crog's cat. 

I'm still a little numb about it. I find myself thinking about posts I planned to have written, and what Croghan might have thought about them/responded.  I used to meet Croghan fairly often when I visited Ottawa, and I remember spending hours chatting with him about all and sundry, and receiving a good deal of wisdom and life advice.  Croghan, well, he talked in the fonts he wrote with.  It's hard to describe to someone who didn't meet him in person.  Spoken words not loud necessarily, but definitely bolded, italicized, highlighted in red, whatever was needed to make his point. 

It's hard to imagine never hearing it again, because I was looking forward to swapping stories with him in the future.  And arguing with him about nuclear energy.  And...

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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2011, 12:28:33 AM »
This is so sad. I'm still broken up about it. I'm happy that you're taking Queenie, mattt.


What a loss.

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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2011, 12:29:20 AM »
Mattt, you are a prince among kittiez. A prince.
All day at work I kept remembering how Croghie refused a job because it wouldn't be in Queenie's best interests and thinking surely one of us could love her in his honour.
 
E'd Pogge late last night; he said he would be seeing Skdadl this evening.
 
ETA : Arghh - never remember the 3hr time diff in posting ... "last night" as in Tuesday night, Pogge seeing Skdadl Wed night.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2011, 01:22:38 AM by Alison »

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Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2011, 12:47:53 AM »
As I said in one of my group emails, if only we could solve the Middle East conflict the way we got Queenie found and re-homed today. Somebody called it a B&R Commando operation. Indeed it was.

Alison, I am sorry i didn't think to include you in the emails as your address is in a work account. I will now email you from my personal email.
It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom. It is in the "dark shade of courage" alone that the spell can be broken.
-- Dag Hammarskjöld

 

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