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Thank you, Mary Anne

post #1 of 89
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With mixed feelings, I want to say a huge thank you to my dear dear friend and associate Mary Anne, aka hissy on these boards.

Mary Anne is leaving TCS. I know this will come as a huge shock to many of you. I also know it's been an extremely difficult decision for Mary Anne and it was not taken lightly.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Mary Anne, from the bottom of my heart. Words don't seem to be enough to express the amount of gratitude I hold for you. And the words that can be said, have been said between us and are still being said You have been so much to this site in the past five years - your contribution is with us daily.

I know you wanted a clean and quiet goodbye, but I also know that the very least we need to do is post our thanks to you. I hope you will be reading this thread in the coming few days...

I will keep talking to you daily and we will still be working together on many projects, but on behalf of the forums, let me say

Thank you and farewell my friend!
post #2 of 89
I haven't known you for very long but let me say you will be missed. I hope you drop in every now and again to say hello and still be a member of the TCS family. Thank you for everything you have done for us!
post #3 of 89
That is a big shock. I will be very sad to see you go you have been a tremendous help since I found this site. Not just to me but you have touched everyone on this site with your rescue stories and incredable knowledge. Your kind and helpful advice will be sorely missed. Good luck with all your future projects, keep in touch with us!
post #4 of 89
It still hasn't sunk in with me yet
post #5 of 89
You've always had advice when we've needed it, and saved the lives of countless kitties, yours, and ours, when they were in need. Thank you for having always been there. I look up to you as a firm, but caring cat lover, and just a person in general. I will miss the wisdom you shared with us.

Denise (and most especially, Molly, Paige, and Ghibli, who owe a lot to you.)
post #6 of 89
Wow, I don't know quite what to say. Mary Anne, you will definitely be missed on TCS. I've been around the site for less then a year, but have learned so much from your compassionate and practical approach to caring for our beloved feline friends. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience and for all you do for the kitties you come in contact with. TCS won't be the same without you! Please stay in touch and take care!
post #7 of 89
Shock is an understatement. I actually teared up when I read Anne's post because YOU are the essence of what makes TCS so special.

Because of life events lately, I haven't been very active on the boards but always looked for MA's posts first. MA, you know how much you have inspired me and been such a support for so many others. I know how much time you devoted to this site and saying 'thank you' just doesn't seem to be enough in return.

It's a very sad day but you know I wish you only the best.

post #8 of 89
You will be missed Hissy! Good luck where ever the future takes you! And bless all the kitties that you will foster

post #9 of 89
You will be missed here terribly Mary Anne...I always enjoy reading your posts and listening to your excellent advice. I wish you the best of luck in everything that you do.
post #10 of 89
Originally Posted by Russian Blue
Shock is an understatement. I actually teared up when I read Anne's post because YOU are the essence of what makes TCS so special. :
Very well said Kass... I think that statement sums up what I wanted to say but couldn't find the words.
post #11 of 89
I don't even know what to say--- I guess I'll just say THANK YOU!!!! you have helped me sooooooooooooo much. I am soo happy to have met you. You will be deeply missed.
post #12 of 89
I noticed you had become a vetran a few days ago. As you always say Mary Anne, people come and go off TCS - guess it was your turn.

Thanks buddy.
post #13 of 89
You have given me so much great advice Mary Anne! I will miss you here!
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post #16 of 89
Leaving??????????? What do you mean? M.A. Are you leaving as a Mod or even as a poster? Whenever someone has a difficult question on care or behavior or whatever, I look for your answer because I know it will be accurate. You are the most knowledgable of everyone I know about cats. You are also genuinely caring and an advocate for cats and all animals. You will be deeply missed. I know you must have your reasons. Prayers for you and your loved ones, Hissy.

I feel so selfish, but I have to just ask... Don' go!
post #17 of 89
Thank you for the compassion you showed me with Danielle and your great advice. You will be missed is an understatement.
post #18 of 89
Thank you for everything you did for TCS. Your presence here and vast knowledge will be greatly missed by all. Your exit will live a large hole that will not be able to be filled. Best wishes to you, your family and the many animals in your care.
post #19 of 89
Thank you MA, and the best of luck in your endeavors!
post #20 of 89
MA...I will not say goodbye to you.
The things that I learned from you about compassion for weaker beings, will always be a part of my life.

When I saw "Hissy" had posted...I immediately read it because I knew I would learn something useful.

The tireless, gentle care, that I watched you give to your bottle babies will remain with me.
Handsome Oliver is a part of my life because of you.

Thank you MA.
post #21 of 89
Thank you for posting this, Anne

MA, a huge Thank You! for all the time you've spent here on TCS, sharing your love for the cats who share all of our lives, and especially for sharing your knowledge and experience by advising those of us in need. Bless you!

Mr. Underfoot, Sylvestra, Felixia, Oreo and Tiger Lily all send lots of purrs your way.

May you have much joy and love in your life and in your future endeavors.

post #22 of 89
I must agree to everyone's post. I too go to threads created by you. I will always appreciate your assistance in my situtation with Sheba. You are a font of cat knowledge and that will be sorely missed.
Best of luck to you and DH and the cats and horses!!
post #23 of 89
MA, your love, knowledge about, and compassion for these perfect creatures that we call cats has proved invaluable for us fellow cat lovers. You are greatly appreciated and will be sorely missed. Good luck in all of your future ventures; you've been a beacon for TCS.
post #24 of 89
I'm truly sorry Mary Anne that you are leaving TCS, I'm sure you have your reasons for this though. I wish you nothing but the best for you and your loved ones in the future.
post #25 of 89
Mary Anne doesn't like goodbyes, especially long ones, so she never would have made this thread herself. There's just too many memories to count and too many people to say farewell to for her to keep it all together. None of us wanted her to go, but there's no way we'd try to hold her back. Her wisdom and dedication here has been immeasurable and a single thread or post isn't enough to truly thank her. We're all going to miss her from the TCS Team and I know she'll maintain her love and integrity in whatever she does.
post #26 of 89

Mary Anne, I don't really know you, but you are a wonder of a person. Like everyone else says, you really HAVE helped so many kitties out there, and people too. I've only been on TCS for 4 months but it seems like a lifetime. I cannot believe you are leaving!

For whatever reason you are leaving I wish you the very best. You have so much going for you. You are great. And you had better believe it.

It's just so hard. You will be very very VERY missed. I know TCS will never be the same without you here. You were a great leader for this community.
Thank you so much. Gosh I still can't believe this.

God bless


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post #27 of 89
I can't begin to express the gratitude I feel for the advice, understanding, and friendship that Mary Anne has freely given me. I wish her the very, very best of luck in her future ventures and life. I'll miss your daily presence here, M.A., but want to say, "Go for it!".
post #28 of 89
Wow hissy, sorry to see you go. Just want to let you know that you've been a valuable asset to TCS. I still remember when I first logged on here and receiving several intelligent replies back from you from my first posts that I really appreciated.

Good luck in all that you do!
post #29 of 89
Look at all these eloquent posts. Can you doubt for a second how much you will be missed?

Take care of you, please, and Mike, and all the four leggeds. And may many good things come your way. Go in peace, my friend, and be well.
post #30 of 89

Hey Hissy,

So sad and sorry to hear that you are leaving, I'm sure your reasons must be justified.

I always liked the way you gave advice without being mean or judging people - you always seemed to know just the right way to say things.

You have had some very special stories just in the short time that I've been here. There are lots of cats out there that have benefited from your care or advice to others.

You will be missed.

If you are ever in my neck of the valley... look me up!
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