Tribute to Dougal

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Frugal Dougal

Good bye, Sweet Dougal

The world lost a wonderful boy today.  Dougal, a sweet cairn terrier, was helped
over the bridge today by his loving mom, Lynn Haigh.

Although quite tiny in real life, Dougal, known to his
Twitter pals as @frugaldougal, was a pillar in the online pet community. He was
the inspiration behind the legendary monthly Twitter #pawpawty, a gathering of
pet lovers on Twitter, which raised more than $50,000 USD for pets in need
while Dougal and Lynn managed it.

Among the online community, @frugaldougal was known for his
kindness and generosity. I had the absolute pleasure of “meeting” Dougal and
his mom during those early #pawpawty days and continuing our friendship through
the years.

Lynn and Dougal were also incredibly instrumental in the
launch of the BlogPaws “Be the Change” initiative, which formed at the first
BlogPaws in April 2010, and continues today, with various activities and
programs designed to help the online pet community make a difference for pets
in need across the globe.

It will be sad not to have Dougal with us any longer but we
know he is happy and healthy, waiting for his mum – and the rest of us who
loved him – at the Rainbow Bridge.

Fly free, pal. 

Caroline and Romeo 

  • http://thelittledogspeaks.blogspot.com/ flicka47

    A beautiful tribute to our pal who has gone on ahead of us. FD was the change, giving so many of his pals a purpose to their love for animals.
    A little dog and his mom with such big hearts helped to save so many animals “one paw at a time”.
    Thanks Caroline and Romeo.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/cokiecat Cokie the Cat

    Dear Caroline,
    You knew Frugal and know Lynn more than most of us, and all of you have been a big part of creating what we now know as the Anipal Community.
    Thank you!
    Kristin and Cokie

  • http://mariodacat.blogspot.com mariodacat

    The world is a better place because of Dougal and his mom Lynn. We were so blessed to know him and call him friend. Thank you also because you have done equally as much for the animal communiity. What an inspiration you have been and Lynn and the Dougal. Mario smooches!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/duchesscrabtree DuchessCrabtree

    Fanks for dis wonderful tribute to my mentor & my inspiration! As hard as it is not to haf him here wif us anymore he is still in our hearts furever! Fanks to his mum & his hard work wif da anipal community – Dat torch he lit will burn on furever. Much luv to his mum & fambly as dis such a hard time for dem. Me hope dey knows how he did change dis world & until my last breath here – me will try to make dem proud by following his great example doing efurryfing me can do to continue his work. Dougal it was my honor to haf known yoo & to call yoo my furiend mai pal!
    Luv eternal – {{{{Hugs}}}}
    Duchess xxxx