Our post today celebrates Dusty cat, Dash Kitten travel reporter and video maker.

Dusty crossed the Bridge one year ago on 24th of May 2017

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Dusty cat on one of his first trips out into the garden. Crated for safety.

Regular readers will remember how inspirational senior Dusty cat has been to our blog.

Here are some of the things he put under the spotlight for us:

  • Dusty made us realise how amazing senior cats were as he followed in the footsteps of magnificat Nemo.
  • He inspired some of our most loved videos, and no we don’t need an excuse to post one again 🙂 so we are!
  • He made us realise senior cats can be a challenge, but you go with it (even if they do pee in the wrong place).
  • Senior cats can surprise you! After a year with us Dusty meowed LOUDLY for the first time! We were so proud!
  • A senior cat knows his own mind and may leave when he decides, not when you believe he is ready.

Driving Mr Dusty – Rivendell Road Trip from The Dash Kitten Movie Crew

We are including a few of our favourite Dusty cat posts because he taught us to much and we need to pass in this knowledge.

  1. Dusty’s Drama Day. The valuable lessons we learned about judging when you need to head to the vet.
  2. Drop, Cover Hold with Dusty. Where we learned that earthquake drills are more common than we thought.
  3. Dusty’s Pet Wellness Roundup of recent posts.

We also want to thank Sarcastic Dog blog for suggesting Driving Mr Dusty as our title. It’s simple, memorable and a whole lot of fun, capturing the frail little senior who taught us that not every feline is a ‘scaredy cat’ in the car!

Dusty Memorial picture.

We look back on Dusty with love and fondness. We miss his strong character and know he will be looking down from the Bridge as we tend to other seniors in the future. Miss you Dusty cat.

Marjorie and the
Dash Kitten Crew

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  1. I am glad I got to know Dusty, even if for only a wee bit.


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    May 26, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Dusty was a wonderful and memorable cat!
    Marv & Mom


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    Pam Greer

    May 26, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    He was so special!


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    May 24, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    What a beautiful remembrance of Dusty. He was an amazing and wonderful cat who touched us all. Thank you for loving him so, so much!


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    da tabbies o trout towne

    May 24, 2018 at 3:05 am

    dood…thanx for sharin yur movvee in thiz post…we N joyed watchin it again
    { we forgetted that dad likez ta drive 845 milez per hour !!! 😉 ~~~~~~~ we mizz ewe two buddy; pleez ta say HI ta everee one for uz …insert heartz XXXX


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    Edie Chase

    May 23, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    You got to love Mr. Dusty, a cat that knew what he wanted. Missed by all who knew him.


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    May 23, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Dusty was a very special one. Purrs to you as you remember.


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    May 23, 2018 at 11:41 am

    I can’t believe it’s already been a year! Wonderful tribute to an unforgettable boy!


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    Thomas Archer

    May 23, 2018 at 11:33 am

    *soft paw* We loves you Dusty *blows smoochies to heaven* Thank you for sharing him with us, Aunty .. such a sweet and special lickle guy. We sending you hugs and more hugs xxx


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    Kitties Blue

    May 23, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Dusty was a terrific cat, and had a good life with you. We cannot believe an entire year has passed since he flew off to the bridge. Thinking of you and sending prayers as you remember this extra special cat. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer


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    Melissa & Mudpie

    May 23, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Thinking of you today as you remember. The time without them goes by so fast.


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    Brian Frum

    May 23, 2018 at 9:00 am

    That was such a loving tribute to dear Dusty. Love and hugs from all of us, we’ve always remember dear Dusty with love.


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    Erin the Cat

    May 23, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Dusty was a special guy, inspirational and loving and happy with his final loving home. I wish this day could be an International day for seniors around the world, so each can be celebrated like Dusty.
    Toodle pipsand gently purrs for Dusty


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