|Photo given to me by Jane for use in my blog on|
January 12, 2012
My heart is heavy today, but I do not want this to be a sad post. A very dear Twitter friend (the human of @JessieJaney) in Australia passed away suddenly on 12/26 after suffering with MS for a good 10 years. I've shed many tears since hearing of it on Twitter last night. We have had to say goodbye to countless animal friends on Twitter and those are very hard also, but this is my first experience with a human Twitter friend. It was hard on so many of us, but we had each other to console and remember things about Janey on Twitter last night.
One of our other Twitter friends (also an Australian - @PuppyNumber7) wrote a beautiful blog post this morning because his human knew Janey probably the best of all her Twitter friends. It's a beautiful post - you can read it here:
Mario was friends with Janey's kittie (Jessie) on Twitter, so we chatted there quite often - well as often as one can when one part of the world is getting up and the other part going to bed. Jane and I became close after I asked her if she'd like to be a guest writer on my Parkinson's Blog. Both MS and PD are disabling diseases and are in the Movement Disorders Family. She was shy at first with talking about her disease because she just wanted to have fun in our anipal community. But she really opened up to me as we had similar diseases and we emailed frequently.
You can see her posts here:
Janey loved her country (Australia), she was proud of being an Aussie and she dearly loved her kitty Jessie She was always upbeat, could always be counted on to say hello and inquire about how you were doing, and would skirt around the issue of how she was feeling at the moment. She was a strong proponent of animal welfare and was very active in any of our parties on Twitter that were fund raisers to help an animal shelter! She was an active member of #nipclub. She always had a positive attitude on Twitter.
Janey, you are so missed by all of our friends. I know you are at peace now, won't have to suffer anymore and are free of the pain that plagued you. I wish I would have had a chance to tell you how much I loved you as a friend. We don't say those things often enough and then it's too late. You were one amazing person and a real inspiration to me and others that knew you. I'll be watching for your bright star in the heavens tonight. Good night dear friend! You lite up my world whenever we talked.
Comments have been disabled. Instead, please leave them on @PuppyNumber7's blog at http://keelyandthomas.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/aun…/ I know his human is trying to reach Janey's brother and there are several comments there now. Hopefully Hugh will be able to see those comments and know how much his sister was loved.
P.S. - Happy New Year to all of you - we hope 2014 will be a year of happiness, good health, and peace!