Dora


Domestic Long Hair
Picture of Dora, a female Domestic Long Hair

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Home:Prairie Village, KS  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 1 Year   Sex: Female

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Nicknames:
Kitten, Baby, Dors, Dora-Lee, Dora Pooh, Nugget, Dora-Doo, DoraDora,

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Birthday:
May 3rd 2012

Coloration:
Tortie

Likes:
Attention, Charlie & Tommy, playing, snuggling, eating,

Pet-Peeves:
Nail trims, baths, late dinners

Favorite Toy:
Basically anything she can bat around. Her favorite is sliver of black fake fur that we call her "tail"

Favorite Nap Spot:
A basket in front of a window, snuggled up with Charlie/Tommy, on someone's lap, on top of a pillow, on the couch

Favorite Food:
She will eat almost everything. She loves any type of meat, especially turkey.

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
Dora is a foster failure. I work at a vet's office & whenever we get a litter of abandoned kittens we are always up to fostering. In the middle of May 2012 we got a batch of 6 (5 girls, 1 boy) who were found left in a car trunk by a client. They were from two different litters, 3 girls were about 4 weeks old & 2girls/1 boy were 2 weeks. We switched off with a a co worker of mine & bottle fed them and got them big & strong. Soon they were ready to find homes & all of them found homes except for the two younger girls. A long haired black & tortie girl (Dora) & the runt a short haired tortie (Bug). We tried to find a home for them together when suddenly Bug became ill one night & past away, I stayed up with her all night but her tiny body just couldn't take it. We continued to try to place Dora & through several more weeks went through 3 different homes but for several different reasons they each did not work out. It was so odd. So kept Dors for even longer getting super attached in the process, but we already had Charlie, Clemy & Tommy (my parent's work cat who comes home on the weekends) & did not want 4 cats. However on July 12th 2012 we lost our beloved Clementine to a short battle of lymphoma & we were heartbroken. After going through the pain of loosing Clemy we couldn't imagine saying goodbye to Dora too & decided to keep her. She is in no way a replacement for our dear Clemy but has been a big help in getting through this difficult time, she has also helped Charlie out a lot because he was quite attached to Clem but Dora keeps him occupied with lots of play & snuggle time. She is such a special little kiddo & we are thrilled to have her in our lives.

Lives Remaining:
8 of 9

Forums Motto:
Little Explorer

The Groups I'm In:
Worldwide Pen PAWS

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Fostering a Cat

I've Been On Catster Since:
July 30th 2012 More than 1 year!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
1261361


Meet my family
JoshMurphyLuke Emma Kitty
5/18/90-2/21/0
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Beloved Maggie
Moo (92-08)
Nelson-Sprinkl
er Dog In
Heaven
The BoysClementine
(2004-2012)
Charlie

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Dora's World


One year!!!

May 6th 2013 1:40 pm
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Well I am now a year old, my birthday was on Friday the 3rd! The peeps can not believe it. They feel like just the other day I was a itty bitty squeaky little 2 week old kitten. They are so happy to see what a big healthy beautiful girl I have grown into especially since I had a bit of a rough start to my life.

When I was about 2 weeks my 2 siblings, myself and 3 other kittens (who looked to be about a week or so older)we left in the back of an abandoned car on a hot summer day. Luckily some nice person heard our cries and brought us to a local vet. We were all very hungry and a bit skinny so the people at the vet gave us some milk and placed us in a foster home (we stayed with a 2 different employees at first before going to be fostered by what is now my forever home. There were so many of us and with the fact that 3 of them were a bit older we were kind of a hard group to care for. As we were starting to be weaned the older kittens took to it quite easily & quickly and my brother started too as well even though he was still able to be bottle fed but myself & my sister Bug did not even like the idea of being off the bottle so we had to stay in foster for a little bit longer while the 3 older kittens & my brother soon found their forever homes. A few days after the other kittens left Bug & I got very ill. Bug was the runt & had always been a tad sickly but she had gotten worse one day, and on the same day I passed out. Luckily it was while I was at the vet (my girl brought us with her when she went to work) so they jumped into action & gave me fluids and meds but I was not in good shape. The peeps were so afraid that something was going to happen to us. Luckily after a day or so I started feeling better, and Bug had some progress too. Sadly on the day that I was officially out of the woods, Bug died. She went downhill suddenly & there was nothing that could be done, it was very sad. With just me left the peeps focused on finding me a home but after 3 of them fell through it was pretty clear I wasn't going anywhere!

I have totally forgotten about my rough start! I am a big spunky & happy girl now! I love my peeps and they love me dearly! They were so devastated when Clemy passed away and I really helped heal their broken hearts. So of course when it was my birthday they had to celebrate! I got lots of extra attention (which I looooooved!) and food too, they even gave me a whole slice of deli chicken! It was awesome. I also got two new toys. A little toy shaped like a fly, that is fun to bat around, and this super fun stick toy that has a large piece of fake fur attached to it that you chase around. It is the best!! I had a pretty great birthday, and I am excited to take on this next year of my life!

Thanks pals for all the birthday wishes!
Also I am a daily diary pick today, woohoo! Thanks HQ!
Purrs~
Dora

 

Addict

April 30th 2013 8:49 pm
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I must admit something to you all. I am a....attention hog. Yup! I am addicted to attention. I crave it dearly. If my peeps are home and I am not taking a nap I will track them down and demand they look at me! I will wiggle wiggle my tail and entire body (something I have done when i get excited since I was an itty bitty kitten) and if my peeps say something to me I will be polite and respond and meow and chirp at them. If that doesn't do the trick in getting me lots of attention then I will fall over and start squirming all over the ground looking as adorable as possible. Works almost every time.

I have also gotten a new habit of being in the middle of things. If my peeps are doing something, I need to be there because they need to give me attention. Almost every night at dinner I sit with them at the table. I learned that climbing on the table & peoples laps isn't good at dinner time so I have gotten into the habit of sitting in the extra seats. If they say it is time to eat, I will be there! I do like to take over study sessions too. My girl has been studying a bunch for her college exams but I have other ideas. She will have all of her books and materials spread out on the table and will be really getting into some edumaction time when I will just decide "hey! I am not getting enough attention!" and will then jump on the table and make things difficult. I really enjoy laying on all of the books and especially laptops (you think you are going to go online!? HA! Not with me spread out on your keyboard bwahahaha). And stealing highlighters and pencils is a favorite of mine! It is a lot of fun for me not so much for the girl but eh she can deal with it. I am more important than sociology, history and whatever else she is learning.

I am just way too cute not to have all eyes on me!

 

What the what?

March 30th 2013 9:30 pm
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So guess who was diary of the day yesterday? This kid! Can you believe it? I was so surprised! Thanks HQ and thanks to all my pals who helped me celebrate. You guys are the best! The whole honor made me feel extra special. I made sure to demand extra snuggles and treats.

Thanks again everyone!

Purrs~

 
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