Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Friday, November 30, 2012

TO MAMA JUDI BUG

Yesterday morning Mom and I received word that our dear 
friend Ms. Judi, Mom the Cool Cats at SASS,  passed away
after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Ms. Judi was always there to offer a helping hand, encouragement and lots of love  to all whether she knew you or not.  Anyone who knew Ms. Judi will remember how she started offering to 'hat' our furbabes.  She was quite talented at 
putting just the right hat on each pet.  Her signature was a 
lady bug. 


Today we pay tribute to Ms. Judi by showing you some of my hats
by 
JUDI

This was my first hat and my official Easter Bonnet
in 2009.  Most folks who saw this purrfectly placed hat
actually thought I was wearing it.  MOL
In 2010 there was a fun event going on in blogville,
Ms. Judi and Ms. Ann @ Zoolatry asked us to describe
ourselves with one word and they they would hat us accordingly.
Mom told Ms. Judi after a week of living w/ me she wished she had named me DIVA.  Ms. Judi thought that was a hoot!!
She loved having fun and laughing
We just loved this girly pink cap she gave me

Mom can create captions/stories to go with my pictures all day long but SHE CANNOT make buttons and SHE CANNOT make headers.
Lo and behold Ms. Judi surprised in the fall of 2010 with this great
Christmas button.  Do you see the little lady bug in the cap?
Mom uses it every year on my blog...

Last BUT not least...this is our favorite
Ms. Judi surprised us again with this wonderful 
Gotcha Day Button on the anniversary of my 9th Gotcha Day.  
Every time Ms. Judi left a comment on my blog she always, always, always ended with 

"We love you Mads"


Every time Mom and I saw that ending we smiled.  Mom uses this
button on each year on my Gotcha Day, May 11, 2002.

MAMA JUDI BUG 
MADS AND MOM  WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.  EACH TIME WE USE YOUR ART WORK YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED WITH LOVE.
REST IN PEACE.

29 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tribute. We never got around to havin Judi-bug hat us, but we enjoyed her immensely and her "hatting" will never be forgotten. Our purrs and purrayers go out to her loved ones. XOXO from your bestest mancat, Prancer Pie.

    Pee Ess - you look so lovely in your hats, Madi.

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  2. Woof! Woof! Now we remember her. We saw many bloggers with beautiful hats. Yes the Easter hat is lovely. She did a great job. Sending Lots of my Golden LOVE n Prayers to her family. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  3. Madi, that is a beautiful tribute to Miss Judi. We are so sorry to read of her passing. Mommy says that she is at peace now and not suffering any more. I love all your hats, but the Christmas one is my favorite. Mommy is praying for her family.

    Loveys Sasha

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  4. Lovely tribute Madi and we are sorry to read of her passing. Our love to the family.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. Beautiful tribute Madi, we were so sorry to hear the news. Our love goes to the family. xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  6. Oh Madi, dat was just beautiful! Ms. Judi was such a treasure, I knows dat is an understatement though. She did so much fur us whether it was makin' badges, banners, or makin' us smile or laugh. I will nevers ever furget hers, her was my very furst kitteh blogger furiend.

    We'll always remember you Ms. Judi.

    Puddles

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  7. That was very touching, Madi. such a wonderful tribute...

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  8. Beautifully said Madi. The world of Blogville has lost a beautiful lady.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  9. Blogville will never forget our wonderful friend.

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  10. how sad....
    this was very poignant M&M!!

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  11. Such a LOVELY and Heartfelt tribute to the one and ONLY Miss Judi Bug.

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  12. We were so, so sad to hear abouts Miss Judi Bug yesterday. A light has gone out in Blogville and she will be deeply missed. What a lovely tribute to a lovely lady.

    Hugs,
    MayzieMom

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  13. Very nice tribute! Blogville lost a very tallented lady!

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  14. Beautiful post, my friend....have a fun weekend....

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  15. What a great tribute to a great Lady. Judi Bug was one of the first to welcomes us to the Cat Blogosphere, she and Andy and Sammy pointed us towards all the other wonderful peoples and pets we has met. she is forever in our hearts.
    Wes also has stopped by to thanks yous for your hugs for Bob. She is doing a little better today.
    Kisses
    nellie

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  16. Gosh, Madi, that is the nicest tribute to that wonderful gal. It is all so true. Judi was always there for everyone and the hats were just the greatest. Those were some great hats that she made for you too. We were so sad to hear about her passing away.
    We love that post. Just perfect. We sure do miss her.

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  17. Judy was a very generous person indeed!!! After our Molly died, Judy wrote to me and asked if would I mind if she hatted Molly posthumously because she didn't want her to be left out :-) I'll never forget how sweet that was!

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  18. A beautiful tribute to her many talents. Love the graphics. Hugs and purrs...

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  19. a perfect tribute to a talented lady....

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  20. I hear she was a very sweet, beautifuls, talented lady. I'm sure sorry that she is gone.
    She sure seems to have left this world a better place, though. Something all of us should strive for...

    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  21. What a nice post for your friend. Wish I had known her.

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  22. What a lovely lovely tribute to a very sweet soul who will be missed by so many.
    We are glad she is at peace finally and we hope that her family knows how much she was so well loved here in our CB.

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  23. We never knew her but she sounds like a wonderful person! We will cross our paws that those who knew her will find peace and comfort.

    Your Doodle Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  24. We never did have a chance to get hatted by Ms. Judi, but we have always admired her work. All of your hats are just so beautiful, Madi, and just purrfect for you.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  25. What a great tribute to JudiBug. She was a beautiful person with a kind heart...always willing to help or make us smile. We will miss her very much.

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  26. Wonderful tribute, friends <3 I hope JudiBug rests in peace
    Cotton

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