Our wonderful Driving Mr Dusty movie star has gone. Dusty crossed the Bridge, on his own terms, on the 24th of May 2017. He left while he was laid on the sofa beside me. I was chatting to him about editing his Animates video trip which premiered on Facebook, and which is now on Vimeo.
That morning, Dusty let me wrap him a blanket. This is how I knew he was not going to stay long. He never wanted to be wrapped up, in spite of the New Zealand winter chills we have started to get. He stuck to his favourite Pro-Plan carry case bed, and his heated alpaca cushion bed and blanket, with a side trip to his covered ‘bolthole’ in the utility cupboard when he didn’t feel too well.
Driving Mr Dusty
How Dusty Became a Video Star
We found out at Christmas (due to his emergency vet visit) that he adored car rides, so, we began to take him for a drive, and the mini series Driving Mr Dusty was born. The pleasure he gained from these road trips was immense. He adored the car, he loved the wind in his fur, and the sense of motion.
Driving Mr Dusty – His Final Trip
Dusty took a last evening drive the night before he crossed the Bridge. His dad Paul suggested an evening drive, down to the Petone foreshore that had been the scene of our first amazing road trip video. When we got to the seaside, we wound down the window……..
and we could hear the waves. Although it was dark and there was a winter chill, Dusty showed some interest. Then, something magical happened, a strong breeze swept into the car and Dusty rose almost onto his front paws, and be seemed to breathe in the air, loving the feel of it on his fur….”
We are joining Brian and his family with Dusty for their Thankful Thursday celebration. We want to celebrate Dusty and say how thankful we are that we adopted him as a senior. He taught us much including patience, loving senior cats, discovering cats loved car rides and made movies, and his strong and determined presence enriched our lives.
Thank you for joining our family Dusty.
We will miss you.
Marjorie and the
Dash Kitten Family