Nicknames: Dipey, the Liar,Dipey Doodle,Dipey Doo, Snow Bunny,
Birthday: July 14th 1999
Coloration: Brown Tabby
Likes: quietly sitting next to her humans
Pet-Peeves: noise, people she does not know
Favorite Toy: felt mouse
Favorite Nap Spot: bed
Favorite Food: fancy feast
Arrival Story: She was a feral cat and has become fairly friendly. However, she still can be timid. She is a very nice kitty who enjoys life on the inside. Her name was pretty generic since we did not think we would keep her as a pet. We thought of Stripe from Gremlins. But, she was a girl, so we tried to feminize it a little. If you look at the middle of her forehead, It's pretty obvious why she got her name. We call her 'the Liar" because she will follow you around the house and cry like she is starving. When you put food down for her, she smells it and walks away. She was lying that she was hungry! She just wanted you to jump through hoops for her.
Bio: Nonny is her sister..they lived outside together, and still stick together alot. She is Mom of Fluffy and Wriggley.
Stripey became sick recently and we were told she had breast cancer. She fought a brave battle these last few weeks. When she no longer wanted to eat, we knew it was time for her journey. Stripey passed away in her Mom and Daddy's arms on February 25, 2013.
Mom says she can't believe I made my journey 1 yr.ago.
Although she still gets a little sad, she tries to think of the happy times in my life. I was sick for only a short time. So there were so many wonderful memories.
My parents were going to spay and release me. I was not happy about being trapped. When they brought me home from the vets after being spayed,I dissapeared for an entire month. Mom was so upset..she thought something happened to me.
I finally appeared again. She told Dad that she was going to get me into the basement somehow and I was never going out again. She used Nonny to lure me in. Nonny was all about the food. When she put the food near the door, she scared Nonny into the basement. I ran right in after her.
I began my life as a stray. But spent most of it as a loved house kitty..
On February 25th, I took a journey to a wonderful most beautiful place.
I have met so many new friends and got reaquainted with old friends and family members that came here before me. Wriggley looks great. She told me she sits in front of her tube and wonders why it is full of toys.
My urn is now home. Mom and Dad know my spirit has always been there.
But,it does help to bring some closure to the entire journey of my illness.
Fluffy seems to have become quite clingy. He always like to be close. But now he wants attention and not just sitting on or next to Mom. I think he may be missing me the most of anyone. I spent more time with him than my family thought. I will keep watching out for my boy.
Mom is still reaching out to our friends. We are sorry it is taking so long. Mom has been busy and has had difficulty finding computer time.
The time for my journey to the Rainbow Bridge has arrived. I have put up a brave fight. But I am tired and I don’t have much fight left in me.
I have had a wonderful life with my family and don’t want to leave. But I don’t want to feel bad anymore. I love to sleep, but not because I don’t like being awake.
I will be so happy to see my little Wriggley and so many of my angel friends.
This has been so difficult for my Mom and Dad. So many of our Catster family have reached out to my Mom and she is very grateful as am I. Thank you for your sweet words and thoughtfulness. Thank you Queen Tallulah for being with me during these last few weeks. I can't wait to meet you in person.
Well, off to get my bags ready. I hear those ladies at the Bridge dress up alot. I have to look my best.
Many purrs of love
Stripey purred till the end. She was a sweet gentle soul that will be missed terribly. She had one of the loudest purrs I have ever heard. So loud sometimes it would keep us up at night. As timid as she was, she loved to snuggle up to me on the sofa. She would sit with you for hours and knead and purr. She loved having her head scratched and loved a good brushing.
We tried to make her last weeks as comfortable as possible. We hope that we did.
She is now with her Wriggley and she can snuggle with her as she did with Nonny for 13 years. Not seeing the sisters together again will be hard for our family. Hopefully, I can find more photos of them sleeping and hanging out together.
She was destined to be a stray that dodged cars, snow storms, and other dangers. But instead she became a deserving house kitty that loved to sleep on beds and enjoy the comforts of living inside. She loved to look out the window. But never wanted any part of going outside after we brought her in.
She didn't eat today and we knew she was ready. She passed away in my arms and purred till her last breath. She truly passed peacefully and I felt her leave us for a better place. Thank you to Ocean State Veterinary Hospital for their compassion and kindness. Sweet Dipey, Rest In Peace our little liar. Mommy and Daddy loves you and will miss you
Thank you to our Catster friends for their support during these last weeks. You helped me through this difficult time. I can't say thank you enough.
Taking a break for a few days from Catster. If we miss anyone's special days, we are sorry.