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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Over The Rainbow Bridge

Well my friends it's once again been quite some time since I've posted.  I've postponed this post for a week now because it was hard to write about.

Sadly last Saturday (14th) we made the hard decision to put our old kittty,  Miss Dottie down.  She had come down with a cold/virus? sometime in late January or early February and we had tried to treat her on our own before taking her to the Vet.  The tumor in her mouth had also started acting up again and the Vet felt it was pressing into her sinuses which caused her to have breathing issues. 
After several weeks on antibiotics and other medications she just wasn't getting any better and was declining rapidly.  We knew it was time to let her go but wanted as much time as possible with her.  

Finally on Saturday I was ready to let her go.  We made arrangements with an out of town vet since there are no on-call Vets here on weekends and took her to be put down.  I cried of course as did hubby but we knew it was best.

So here my friends are a few photos of the sweetest cat ever.


This is the earliest known photo of Dottie way back in 2000 when we first got her.  The other cat on the right is Snickers who passed away a few years ago.

 One of Dottie's favorite things to do was ride on your shoulders.  We have many pictures of her on our shoulders but this is one of her and I together.

Another favorite thing she loved doing was taking naps with you.


Here she is with Mike.  She spent many hours sleeping on his lap.


Once in a great while she got to go outside and this is an image from one of those times.


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 Enjoying bath time.


Petting herself,  she loved to rub her face with her paws.


Dressed up for the holidays.





Just a few nice shots of her that I liked really well.




One of the last pictures I took of her before she passed on.

Miss Dottie was so special.  When we first got her I had originally planned to get a different kitten but my daughter spotted her and the first thing I said when I saw her was,  "That's the One!" and indeed she was the one for 20 years.

She had lots of nicknames,  Miss Dot-Dot, Pest-a-Dottie (she would not take no for an answer about sitting on your lap), We joked that she was a "Bad Ass Cat that didn't take no crap off of nobody" because she would hold her ground against any of the other cats even if they were bigger then she was.  

Once she ran full bore into one of the male cats and knocked him over so we gave her another nickname,  Freight Train Dottie.

I can't begin to tell you how many wonderful memories we have of her and how hard it was to let her go but we have peace about it.

We'll never forget her and I could go on & on but I'm sure you know she was well loved and will forever be in our hears.

Rest in Peace Miss Dottie - 2000-2020.  

46 comments:

  1. I am so very sorry for your loss of your beautiful Dottie. my heart hurts for your aching hearts..

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  2. I am so very sorry. We have had to put cats down, and it is never easy. Each cat is so different and has their own personality, just like people. She was beautiful, and this is a wonderful tribute to her. I see you have changed your blog a bit. Your header is gorgeous, I am still going back to look at it!

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  3. I'm so sorry, Ida. They embed themselves in our hearts and remain them forever.

    Big healing hug. ♥

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  4. I'm sorry for the loss of your dear Miss Dottie. I hope the ache is slowly easing and that you are doing well in the new reality we are all living in.

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  5. So sorry for your loss of Miss Dottie. She looks well loved and a complete fur baby full of joy. I am thankful for the time you had with her.

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  6. I'm so very sorry to hear about your sweet Dottie. It's sure never easy and we send purrs, hugs and love to you.

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never easy saying goodbye to our fur babies. She was a very pretty cat

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  8. I'm sorry to hear this. She was beautiful.

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss. What a sweet kitty. You have so many wonderful images of her. Our 15 year old Lab is declining rapidly so we are facing the same situation. Although she has problems, she still enjoys her food and is happy to see us. One day at a time....

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  10. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. XO

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  11. I am so sorry about the loss of Miss Dottie. What a beautiful and sweet kitty!!! I love how you knew 20 years ago that she was "the one".....sending virtual (((hugs))) of comfort, I am so deeply sorry

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  12. What a beautiful remembrance. Thank you for the kind words for Grandma Lillian. She is sure missed.

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  13. Beautiful Dottie with plush white furs run free and
    may gentle breezes ruffle your whiskers. I send sincere condolences and hugs to you...her loved ones
    Hugs Cecilia

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  14. We are so very sorry to hear about Miss Dottie. Purrs, love and hugs from all of us.

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  15. I am so very very sorry for the loss of your beloved Miss Dottie. 20 years. That's a lifetime of love and memories but it's never enough. Keeping you in my thoughts.

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  16. freight train dottie, dat iz to funnie, dottie yoo iz a beauty!!!!!! purrs to yoo and yoor famibly.

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  17. I’m so sorry for the loss of your Miss Dottie. She lived an amazingly long life due I’m sure to your love and devotion to her. These are the hardest days, but soon you will be able to remember her and smile instead of cry. Take gentle care of yourselves...

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  18. We are so sorry to hear about Dottie. She was absolutely gawjus. We're sendin' hugs and purrayers.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  19. What a sweet, beautiful kitty. This is a lovely memorial to Miss Dottie, my heart goes out to you at this sad time. Hugs.

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  20. You have so many beautiful pictures of Dottie and many blessed memories, it's so hard to let go. Blessings

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  21. She had a full life with the ones she loved and who loved her dearly. So sorry for your loss.

    Please be safe always.

    Emma and Buster

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  22. I am so sorry for your loss...yes she will be forever a part of your life.

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  23. What a special cat Miss Dottie must have been. She was a beautiful little thing, too, as her photographs prove. Twenty years is a long life for a cat - but never long enough for the humans who love her. God bless you, and Godspeed, Miss Dottie.

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  24. Our Purrs Of Comfort to you about Miss Dottie. She certainly had a long happy life with you.

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  25. Sorry you lost your sweet little Dottie. She was quite a cutier pie...I know she will be sorely missed.

    ((((( ♥ )))))

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  26. Sweet Miss Dottie, we are sorry to hear you were needed at The Bridge. We're sending your family as much love and the softest of purrs as we have.

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  27. We are so sorry to hear about Miss Dottie. Hugs to you and your family♥

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  28. I'm sorry we didn't get to know Miss Dottie. It sounds like she was a wonderful cat, and we know you will miss her very much. Our heart-felt condolences.

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  29. So sorry of the loss of your sweet beloved Miss Dottie. Fly free beautiful Soul💗 Soft Pawkisses to comfort you🐾😽💞

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  30. So very sorry for your loss........Dottie was a gorgeous girl and certainly now makes a beautiful Angel. She sure had a nice long life with you and YOU gave that to her just as she gave her love freely to you. Hugs of comfort.

    Pam and Teddy too

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  31. Godspeed miss dottie; you are a beautiful girl. we send hugs and loves to you, and the family
    you leave behind ~~~ ♥♥♥

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  32. We are so sorry to read of Miss Dottie's passing. We lost pur beautiful calico Lulu in Feb. Purrayers and purrs to all who love her as she flies pain free again !

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  33. I am so sad to see this. Heart and prayers are with you!

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  34. Ida - condolences to you. We lost one of our cats last September and I still imagine sometimes that I see her walking around the house. They are such a big part of our lives and our hearts. I wish you well with your grieving. She looks like she was a gorgeous fur-baby with lots of personality.

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  35. Miss Dottie was very pretty and though she is now a precious Angel Kitty, she will always be a treasure in your heart.

    So sorry for your loss.

    We made you a memento, and sent it to your email address as posted in your blog info.

    Purrs.
    Soft aroos.

    Pipo, Dalton & Benji
    Petcretary Ingrid

    ((((( &hearts: )))))

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  36. It sounds as though Dottie was one in a million. What a super star cat. I know you will miss her so much.

    * hugs from us *

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  37. Oh dear, we just now learned of poor Miss Dottie's passing. We didn't know her, but dad says he feels for you 100%. Like so many others here who've had to let beloved pets go dad has gone through this with a previous 16 year old and, more recently, his 22 year old lifelong friend. We know how special Miss Dottie was to you because we know how we attach ourselves to you humans and how hard it is to let us go. Be well, think of Miss Dottie fondly, and take comfort in knowing so many have been in your position. Take care of yourselves.

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  38. oooooh ida, she is such a sweet, and very beautiful cat. i know you will miss her dearly...you were very lucky to have had her!!!

    nice to see you today. the email version of your comment was in my trash bin, so i never saw it. stay safe, be well and have a happy sunday!!!

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  39. We are so sorry for your loss. Miss Dottie sounds like a very special kitty who brought you much joy over many years. What a beauty she was too!

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  40. We are so sorry for your loss. Miss Dottie sounds like a very special kitty who brought you much joy over many years. What a beauty she was too!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  41. What a beautiful cat she was. We are so sorry for your loss.

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  42. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Miss Dottie. What a beautiful kitty she was. I know it's very hard to lose them, may you take comfort in good memories.

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  43. We are so sorry to read of beautiful calico Miss Dottie going OTRB. We are sure she will still be keeping an eye on all who love her. Purrs.

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  44. We are so sorry for your loss, sending big hugs and gentle purrs.

    Wing Commander Basil & The B Team x

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  45. We send our purrs and prayers of support. Dear Miss Dottie was loved dearly and when you have those wonderful memories they are forever. We know she is looking down with love from the Bridge. Watch over us Miss Dottie until that day we all meet again
    Timmy and Family

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