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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.