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A Special Announcement. In Honor of Dahlia.

Last week, our friend JaneA Kelley, lost her dear cat, Dahlia to atypical large-cell lymphoma. It all seemed to happen so quickly, just moments after JaneA moved into her new apartment, her concerns that something was wrong with her beloved cat, that had nothing to do with the stress of moving, came true. JaneA's blog, Paws & Effect, followed Dahlia's life and sudden passing in moving detail. You can read about Dahlia's passing HERE.

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©2012 Robin A.F. Olson.

Dahlia, along with her kitty-family, Thomas T. Bombadil & Siouxsie Mew are well known to fans of cat blogs around the world, so we all felt great sadness when JaneA posted the news that Dahlia was gone. We lost one of our own.

©2012 Robin A.F. Olson.

As a friend, I just wanted to make it better. I hate to hear about cats passing away. I never want any cat to die-that's why I do cat rescue. I wanted to do more than simply say I was sorry or send a card. So, if you'll watch the video posted here, you'll see what I've done in honor of Dahlia's life and these photos will make more sense.

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©2012 Robin A.F. Olson.

To JaneA and her furry family, my condolences on your loss. Because of all your stories about her, Dahlia will live on forever.


Oh, Robin, I can't tell you how much it means to me that you've named one of your new babies after my sweet Dahlia. Even old Miss Cranky-pants, Siouxsie, hopped up on the desk and checked her out. Nobody will ever replace my babygirl, but to know you've honored her life iin this way ... all I can say is THANK YOU!

And, of course, we'll spread the word about these wonderful little ones in hopes that they -- and all the cats in your care -- will find wonderful, loving forever homes with people who give them the most fantastic lives they could possibly hope for. <3

Oh Robin - that is a wonderful tribute.....



What an adorable baby - and what a wonderful kitty to be named after!


This is such a sweet and wonderful thing you have done for JaneA in memory of her Dahlia.  Thank you for being such a great friend.  xoxoox

I think I speak for many Dahlia fans that we too are moved by this fitting tribute. We will never forget Dahlia P. Kittenface and all of the Kitty Tribe felines are sending welcoming nose kisses to Hello Dahlia!

Way to make me cry on a Friday night! What a wonderful, wonderful tribute. You are such a thoughtful friend, Robin. Dahlia is beautiful and I can imagine how this touched JaneA. As if I didn't already love you enough... xo

Oh my..what a sweet baby!! I love that litter!!

that is so sweet! hello dahlia! :)

She's beautiful, what a wonderful tribute to Dahlia.

We've been following Dahlia recently and know there are some aching hearts out there.  What a meaningful and lovely tribute.  The circle of life...without a capacity to hurt, we'd have no capacity to love. 

xo Glogirly & Katie

What a heart warming story. Hello Dalia!

What a wonderful thing to do! My heart broke for Jane and the kitties when they lost Dahlia. This is such a fitting tribute. 

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