Friday, June 29, 2007

Goodbye Empress

In our 1.75 years of blogging, we've never done a tribute to someone else's blog. Well actually that's not completely accurate since we have done a few postings about those that have gone on to The Bridge, but this is different.

It is with a heavy heart that today we say a fond farewell to one of our all-time favorite bloggers. Although thankfully still very much alive, international celebrity feline and award-winning blogger Empress Kukka-Maria has announced her decision to step out of the glare of the white-hot spotlight and resume her quiet life in suburban Michigan. The entire blogosphere has been dreading this day, as we are forced to say goodbye to someone we love.

Truthfully, we don't remember how we found her, but now we wonder how we'll get through each day without her. My brother Max and I were honored she chose us to be among her famed Tomcat Stable. Despite her occasional critics, our love and devotion have been constant and if she needs us, a call will bring us to her side any time, day or night. My sisters Tipper and Misty consider her a friend, not a phony BFF like those hangers-on that always surrounded her.

"Scandal, drama, heartbreak" hardly begins to describe the almost daily confessions and many times we laughed so hard, we cried. The creativity and pictures were hilarious, and certainly more than a few eyebrows were raised with the revelation that the handsome, young, OCD housemate "brother" Brach Lee is actually her husband! We'll miss reading about your life as a jet-setter, Kukka, while Brach guarded the homefront and solved mysteries ala Adrian Monk!

But, eventually things change and, even though we would happily continue on, we're forced to change, too.

So, to you dear Kukka, Brach & Agent, we say thank you. You've definitely made yourselves memorable! Your devoted public can only hope that after a well-deserved vacation, you'll reconsider your decision and join us again, if only on a part-time basis. Failing that, at least leave a comment now and then so we know you're still out there, hiding from the paparazzi!


At June 29, 2007 8:13 AM, Anonymous Cheysuli said...

Oh you guys, that just brought tears to my eyes.

I remember when my human found Kukka for me. She commented on Gemini's blog when the human was just writing it and said, "I know about your type, you love to watch." Then we found Kukka and the rest of the blogosphere...

At June 29, 2007 9:04 AM, Blogger Kukka-Maria said...

What a heart-felt tribute! While I'll deny ever saying this, I got a little teary reading your wonderful words.


The Crew has been a favorite of mine since waaaaaay back (long before Misty was a glimmer in her birth mother's eye)! I will still be by to check up on you and, if you need me, you can always throw me an email from my sidebar.

Thanks for being such a great supporter of me and my blogging dynasty. It's been a great 2yr run and I carry special memories in my heart that have "The Crew" tattooed all over them.

Wait a minute...That's a REAL tattoo on the underside of my tail! What exactly happened that drunken night, George and Max?

At June 29, 2007 1:09 PM, Blogger DaisyMae Maus said...

What a wonderful and fitting tribute to the feline doyenne of the blogosphere. Kukka-Maria's barbed tongue and razor-sharp wit will surely be missed by her loyal readers.

At June 29, 2007 6:09 PM, Blogger The Meezers said...

that was a wonderful post George and Max. It just won't be the same, but we Tomcats will still stick together, right? right? please say we will! - Miles

At June 29, 2007 8:25 PM, Blogger William said...

Well, you did it. I was doing pretty well with not getting all mushy about Kukka's departure, but now...

At June 29, 2007 10:14 PM, Blogger Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Aaah yes, a fitting tribute to this sad day.

At June 30, 2007 3:34 PM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

That wuz a lovely tribute. We will miss Kukka too.

At July 02, 2007 4:34 AM, Blogger Christine and FAZ said...

What a great tribute to your blogging pal. Maybe she'll change her mind and resume communications after a break. FAZ


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