Many scoff at Social Media....
but I know how powerful it can be.
You see, I am a part of a community, a family, on twitter.
We are a group of folks that have a common thread that binds us.
Our love of animals.
I am a member of the Anipal Community.
In that community there are people that tweet as themselves (like I do), and people that tweet as their pet (dog, cat, fish, bird, etc) and even their stuffed animals.
And it was in that community that I met Ingrid. She tweeted as her dog Daffy.
Daffy is fun, and smart, and a #StormChaser, even though she has her own #FraidyCloset
She and her mom live in Kansas, in the house that her parents had lived in for many years.
Ingrid had a difficult life these past few years, suffering from various ailments and was diagnosed with lung cancer last year.
A couple of years ago Ingrid wanted to make sure Daffy would be cared for after she was no longer able to.
I became that person. I promised her I would give Daffy a forever home when the time came.
That time came February 18th. Ingrid passed away peacefully while in the hospital.
She was my friend, I loved her and I will miss her.
|Ingrid throughout the years. (bottom right pix taken by Paige when she visited)|
Some of our friends have written posts about Ingrid, and I will share a couple here. They are lovely and I hope you read them.
In keeping my promise, we are bringing Daffy home to us in Oregon.
Jim and I were going to drive from here to Great Bend KS to get her.
And then....the power of the anipal community stepped up.
Pals offering to help drive Daffy from KS to OR!
If that isn't the most generous and caring thing, I don't know what is.
And really, as I think of it it shouldn't surprise me. The anipal community is one of the most caring group of pals. Helping friends when they need it, raising funds for shelters with 'pawties', and being a great group of friends.
So on Monday Daffy will leave KS and over the next few days make her way here.
Daffy has been staying with Ingrid's dear friend Lori. Lori has known Ingrid for many years and were very close. Lori has been instrumental in helping us arrange Daffy's pick up in KS.
I know Lori is missing her dear friend, Ingrid, and will miss sweet Daffy as well. But knows that Daffy will be ok and Ingrid is watching over us all. Thank you Lori, for everything.
|Lori and Daffy|
|The route to being Daffy to OR, photo courtesy of @ChatteMuse|
|The wonderful friends that are helping with the transport|
|If you are on twitter, follow the hashtag #4Legs4Daffy to take the adventure with her!|
|Beautiful image from @Chattemuse|
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Stay tuned for part 2 when Daffy arrives here.
Thank you Paige, Heidi, and Heather. Have a safe drive everyone!
@MadLabM for Ingrid's Global Memorial March