Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"The Song Is Ended......" In Loving Memory of Lorie A. Huston, DVM

For those who were looking for Part II of our Shelter Cats Are Beautiful series,  that I promised to post today, I have changed the publication date to Wednesday, October 8th. I felt it was inappropriate to post it when I  heard the shocking, heartbreaking and tragic news of the passing of the most beloved Lorie A. Huston, DVM. Lorie was a dedicated Veterinarian, a Certified Veterinary Journalist and President of the Cat Writers' Association.
 She was also a treasured friend to many.

Lorie A. Huston, DVM


Lorie never spoke ill of anyone. She loved all of us and all animals with her entire being. In all of my conversations with Lorie she always made me feel valued and always listened as if the words I were saying were the most important she had ever heard. She had a knack for making everyone feel special, when it was SHE who was truly special.

A light went out yesterday at 4:25pm EST that can never be replaced. I just can't process this. Thank you Lorie Huston for your caring ways and the love and knowledge you shared with all of us and the many furry beings your gentle spirit and hands cared for and loved. You will be deeply missed, but always greatly loved. R.I.P. 

45 comments:

  1. Lorie was a very special person, and my human was utterly devastated that she is gone. There are so few like her that are so generous and giving - and accomplished! What a rare combo. She left a big hole in the world of felines and humans.

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  2. This is just so sad. She touched so many lives and will be missed. Sending purrs of comfort to all her furriends and family. We are also purring for her 6 furbabies.
    XOXO

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  3. Rest in peace, Lorie. It's truly tragic, and she was still so young.

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  4. We agree she sounded amazing and will be greatly missed.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. You've posted a lovely tribute. We are so sorry for the loss of your friend.

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  6. I simply can't wrap my mind around the fact that Lorie is gone. She was one of the shining stars in our online community. I will always remember her kindness and generosity.

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    1. Ingrid I so feel the same. It is just too surreal. I was thinking last night about how she was always a constant presence at every BlogPaws conference I had been to. So sweet, involved,...full of passion. It just isn't right. ((((hugs))))

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  7. She sounded like a truly special person. We are so sorry she has gone! :( xx

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  8. It is such a shocking, devastating loss. She certainly left her mark on this world. Gone far too soon.

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  9. Such a shocking and sad loss for everyone.

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  10. Now she can play with all the cats up in heaven! Can you imagine the sound of the meows of welcome Lorie received?!

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  11. I didn't know Lorie well, but I have followed her blog for some time.
    It is truly a sad time in the blogging community :(
    She will be missed and was an amazing woman.

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  12. Beautiful tribute, Caren. I posted mine with her last interview, late last night. I'm still in a state of shock.

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    1. @Layla thank you!! I have been thinking about you like crazy, remembering my last night at BP sitting and chatting with you and Lorie outside. Seems like a dream. I know you have to be hurting beyond belief. Sending ((((hugs)))). Plowing through email right now.......was gone at the orthopedist with a problem with my knee, a good portion of the day. I definitely will be reading your post.

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  13. So sorry for your loss, Caren. She sounds like she was amazing. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family and her blogging community. {{hugs}} to you, and this is a lovely tribute.

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  14. Mom and I didn't know Lorie but she sounds like a truly special person. We are sorry for the loss to all she touched.

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  15. Such sad news. I had only been following her blog for a short while, but always enjoyed her posts and the interact I had with her. She will be missed. Prayers and hugs for her family.

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  16. So sowwy fur da loss. Weez not knew hers vewy well since we be so new, but hers wuz a gweat purrsun and will be missed.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  17. We did not know her but everything I've read these last two days has pointed in the direction of an amazingly wonderful, kind, very caring and knowledgeable person and friend to so many in the blogging community. We are sad for the loss - this world needs all the kindness and caring it can get.....she certainly seems to have more than accomplished that in her all too short life.

    Hugs, Pam

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  18. I couldn't believe it when I read it on BlogPaws last night, lovely tribute.

    Sheba.

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  19. Sorry for your loss. It's always difficult to loose a friend.
    As I am french, I did not know her. But she sounds like a real nice personn.
    Douce soirée
    Nat à Chat

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  20. It was quite a shock. One moment I read she was real sick, and shortly after she was gone. So sad.

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  21. I had the chance to meet her at Behind the Paw 2012 and enjoyed getting to know her a great deal. What a lovely tribute for her. Sadly her 6 cats now need to be re-homed. I have the contact info for that posted on my blog. ~Alasandra

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    1. Thanks Alasandra, I was so upset I neglected to mention that. I am glad you mentioned it is on your blog. Also, if anyone wants to get a hold of you, Deb Barnes, me and a number of others, we have the contact info as well. I heard that one cat is going to be adopted by Dolly the Doxie's Mom? Not sure if that has changed. Thank you!!! ((((hugs))))

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  22. I wish I had known her....she sounds like a lovely person and an amazing and successful woman. So sorry to all that loved her. What a beautiful photo and post, Caren.

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    1. Jan, I wish you had known her too..you would have loved her! Thank you (((hugs)))

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  23. We are so sorry to hear this sad news.
    A tremendous loss to her friends and all who loved her.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  24. What a wonderful epitaph: she never spoke ill of anyone. Oh that we all might be worthy of that.... Beautifully written, and so heartfelt, we can tell. HUGS.

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    1. ((((hugs)))) thank you, I know so many of us are hurting xoxo

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  25. So very hard to process indeed... She was a beloved friend to all and this was a lovely post on her behalf... xoxoxo

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    1. Sweet Deb, I just can't accept it. She certainly was a beloved friend to all, I know you are hurting deeply as well ((((hugs)))) and love my precious friend!

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  26. Mom feels blessed that she had the opportunity to meet Lorie. She's so sad to read the news of her passing. She was a wonderful, caring person that will be missed by all she met.

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    1. Sweet Prudence, this is for your wonderful Mom ((((hugs)))))

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  27. So sorry for your loss. We didn't know her but she was quite an incredible woman.
    Marty and Mom

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  28. We're sorry for the loss of your friend ; she looked like an amazing woman. Gentle purrs.

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  29. Thank you for such a lovely post. The cat world is purring her on to that next great adventure...but we miss her sooooo much.

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    1. Oh Amy, don't thank me :( I so wish it hadn't happened to that this never had to be written. I know you were quite close to her.....I will never forget the lovely conversation I had with you and Lorie the last night at BlogPaws in Virginia. I had so much fun! It was my first time meeting YOU and being able to share such a special time with you and Lorie was one of my highlights of the conference. She is already deeply, deeply missed. I fully intend to give you a HUGE ((((hug)))) when I see you in October (probably tons of hugs)

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  30. I wish I had known Lorie. She sounds like a truly special person. This was a beautiful tribute, Caren. I'm so sorry for yours and everyone's loss. Sending purrs and prayers to all who knew her.

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    1. Oh she sooo was! Thank you (((hugs))) you would have loved her as everyone else did who knew her. I am so sorry you never got the chance to meet her. :(

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  31. We're very late in visiting all the beautiful tributes to Lorie. She was such a special person... we didn't know her well, but felt like we did. She was just that way when you met her. She made you feel comfortable and appreciated from the very first hello. She set such a wonderful example for all of us.
    We'll miss you, Lorie.

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