Written by Marjorie Dawson

Dot Kitten A Celebration

Dot Kitten A Celebration

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Dot Kitten our magnificent ‘shouty’ cat has left us. She passed away in her sleep at 10.39 a.m. NZ time on the 1st of July 2020. She was 14 years old.

There will be a celebration on this page later and I will add words and pictures to this post after some time has passed.

This picture celebrates Dot at her magnificent best.

Cat photo of tabby shouting loudly
Portrait of Dot

Our friends Pipo and the pups and mum Ingrid have done a sweet and generous tribute to Dot which is so very kind. They have done a gorgeous card too.

Photo collage of cat Dot Kitten

Dot Kitten was a shouter but did not start out that way. She travelled home from her spay surgery in the carrier with Dash Kitten quiet as a mouse while Dash yelled the song of his people every inch of the way home.

The serious adult with a voice

It took her some time to find her voice but from that moment on we knew where she was and a shout of ‘Dotkin’ always brought about a response, wherever she was.

This is Dot as a small kitten in 2007. She and brother Dash adored the cat scratcher. We still have it although the pompom is long gone. Dash loved it especially as Dot could not use her full eyesight to steal the ball in the circle away from him.

Photograph of Dot Kitten as a youngster.

Dot never wandered far from the garden and enjoyed the summer sun on the front deck as we sat with a cool drink at the end of the day. Her company was always welcome!

Dot as a lively kitten

Dot always yelled at the boys for some reason, except for Harvey. Silver, Jack and visitor Thomas all came in for the DOT YELL. If this happened in the middle of the night of course she woke us up. We asked her to be quiet but I long for her voice now.

Angel Dot courtesy of Jodie Rosenthal

Dot was not big on social media but Jodie has honoured her with a place in the #Angelgang. You can see her on the left margin, not far from Dash who is wearing his green WLF beret.

She joins a social media pantheon of friends who have left us and I am pleased she is there.

Dot Kitten’s image is on the left border. Dash is further right with a green beret.

The day Dot left us was a windy one filled with dark clouds outside, but she was laid on Paul’s lap cosy and warm for a couple of hours before she passed.

Dot Kitten #TributeRide Memorial
Memorial Flags for Dot Kitten a Tabby Cat very much missed.
Dot Kitten #TributeRide Memorial

We sat with the radio playing quietly on our favourite classical station. Then suddenly, she was gone.

That evening for a brief and wonderful moment the sky cleared as the sun set and Dot seemed to be saying goodbye with a gloriously fiery glow that was wonderful to see.

For a few minutes after a terrible rainy day – the sun shone farewell.

Marjorie Dawson

Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.

She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.

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30 thoughts on “Dot Kitten A Celebration”

  1. Dear friends we send our purrs and prayers of support in the loss of dear Dot. We know Harvey welcomed her with open paws and they are frolicking and then sleeping in the ever warm sun at the Bridge. I bet if we listen hard we will hear her from time to time.

    Purrs from us all
    Timmy, Dad Pete, Toby, Rumpy, Miss Fitz and Einstein

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  2. Awww we are so sorry that Dot departed over the RB 🙁 🙁 sending oodles of hugs and purrs to mew all XOX

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  3. We’re so sorry for the loss of your sweet Dot. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

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  4. So sorry of the loss of your sweet Dot, Marjorie. What a special Kitty she was and that was a wonderful sign when she left for the bridge…still heartbreaking though… Soft Pawkisses to comfort you. Fly free beautiful Soul💗💗💗

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  5. We are so sorry to read this ! Fly free Sweet Dot ! Many many friends met you at the Bridge – and many still here will miss you so much ! Purrayers to all who love you !

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  6. Wee are furry furry sad to reed that Dot went to Purr Land on Catnada Day!! Wee can emagin how sad you are Miss Marjorie.
    Pleese accept our deepest sympaffiess…..
    Now Harvey Buttonss an Dot are together again an lookin down on you with LOVE……
    **purrss** an ~~head rubss~~ BellaDharma~~ an gentell {{huggiess}} LadyMew

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  7. Awww, this makes me so sad…and I am so sorry for your loss.
    Sending hugs, love and a ton of meezer purrs.

    (((((((((( ♥ ))))))))))

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  8. first harvey and now dot; we are truly sorry ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    dot; a beautiful girl you are and always will be, we send hugs to your mom and dad and the family you leave behind…we understand how difficult this is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  9. We really are so sad to read this news this morning. Such a beautiful gal and a real gem. We’ll sure miss that purrsonality. Love and mega-hugs from all of us.

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  10. What shocking and sad news, Marjorie. We are so sorry that your beloved Dot was needed at the Bridge so soon. Thank you for loving her so much, and for sharing her with all of us. Sending you much love, purrs and all good thoughts.

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  11. We are so sad to learn that your little Dot has crossed her Rainbow Bridge, may she
    forever run free with all who went before.

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  12. I’m speechless. I’m so sorry, Marjorie! I wish I could fly around the world and give you huge hugs and hear all your stories of Dot (and Dash and Harvey, etc). We bet Dot was met with a red carpet and at least a few familiar faces glad to see her again.

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