Dottie Doolittle 27 July,1997-

Domestic Shorthair
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Home:Lindenwold /Cherry Hill/ Cleme, NJ  
Sex: Female   Weight: 8 lbs.

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   Leave a treat for Dottie Doolittle 27 July,1997-

Doots, Dotsy, Dottilly Dootilly, Bunny cat

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:
-extra toe(s)

July 27th 1997



Not getting shrimp, being moved from napping spot.

Favorite Toy:
Doots liked to play with stringy toys, just like her brother Manny.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Next to her Mama Ivee, usually on the couch.

Favorite Food:
SHRIMP! Deli meats, baby food meat, & occasional taste for corn & veggies.

She was very bunny like, shy to a fault, until she smelled shrimp, then she was as savage as a tiger to get her fair share (all of it!)


Arrival Story:
Dottie was the third baby born to Mr. Chowder Puss & Ivee. She is sister to Leo, L.C., & (RIP) Manny. She is a pure white polydactyl & is awful sweet & shy, almost bunnylike. That is until someone is eating shrimp within a 2 mile radius, then she's like a white tiger & has to get some.

Dottie's thyroid went kaput in late 2007, she went from a 20 lb. snuggle bunny to an 8 lb. weakling & we had a hard time getting her to take medicine pill or transdermal, to the point of her hiding if she saw me coming, which made me sad. The past week she had a voracious appetite for raw meat, of which made it easier to give her her medicine, but I noticed that she was just not her usual perky self last night & didn't eat her dinner of shopped meat & chicken. I knew things were not looking good, but figured I'd do my best to keep her comfortable through the weekend & take her to the vet on Monday. This morning, my husband woke me up & had Doots with him, he had found her laying in the middle of the hallway with no strength to even lift her head. She was dying & I knew that there would be nothing a vet could do other than to speed up the process with euthanasia & I didn't want to ruin her last moments with feeding her with fear of a long drive to the emergency vet. As she was not Edgrrr & PansyPetunia's greatest fan (they follow me everywhere & sleep -rule- the bedroom) so I bundled Doots up & brought her downstairs to the den to be with her family & friends. I offered her some various foods, including her favorites to which she was not interested in, but took a good long drink of water. I surrounded her with soft fluffy towels & her Mama, her sister, Cap'n Stubing, Inky & Jinx, my husband & I held our vigil & tried to comfort her as best we could. I was distraught & kept breaking into sobs thinking of how awful the past year was between us due to my being the bringer of the yucky medicine. I knew she didn't truly hate me, but it was sad that I couldn't even pet her without her becoming tiffed off & worried if I was going to either stuff the pill down her throat or rub the goo on her ears, so our bond that we'd had since she was just a wee kitty was not there anymore. The only solace I can take from her loss is that she no longer has to hide or be forced to endure the medication & the trickery to have her come out of hiding to get it. She had literally wasted away to mere skin & bones, so my once chubby baby was now just a shadow of herself. Every now & then, Dottles would let out soft mews & I would gently pet her & talk to her, to let her know that she needn't be afraid to leave us, but to go find Manny & her Daddy, Chowder, who'd be happy to greet her & help her cross over. Her sister L.C. sauntered up & laid next to Dotsy, gave her a quick ear cleaning & purred softly. We all watched over her from 8:00 to 12:oo, when I & my husband had left the room for a few minutes. I'd gone up to the bedroom & sort of prayed to Manny, her bestest friend & lifelong cuddle-buddy, who'd left us in September of 2005, to come help her pass over & take her spirit to where she would find peace, comfort & solace, as she was having such a hard time leaving her body. I was laying down with Edgrrr, trying hard to hold back the sobs. My husband had come up just a minute later & had said Dottie had finally crossed over. Her father had done the same thing when he'd crossed over: laid quietly with his son Leo & appreciated the petting & chin scratches I gave him, seemingly not able to leave this plane, until I had left the room to answer the phone, whereupon he'd gone gently into the next realm while his son snoozed next to him. Dottie, my sweet bunny baby, had crossed over today at 12:10 p.m. She was born just before midnight on July 27, 1997 & was born into Heaven on September 12, 2009. She is survived by her mother Ivee, brother Leo, sister L.C., friends Captain Merrill Stubing, Inky & Jinx, her incarcerated boyfriend Pumpkin & the blue - eyed crew consisting of Edgrrr, PansyPetunia, & WooWoo (she'd endure Edgrrr, was chummy with WooWoo, but despised Panzer.) She is buried next to her brother Manny, so that they will always be together as they were before Manny's passing. She will be terribly missed & I will never forget my sweet bunny baby. I will think of her every time I see or eat her favorite treat of shrimp & I hope that she now understands & forgives my having to push those pills down her throat & hunt her down when she'd hide. I feel awfully guilty for having to have done so, but would have lost the year & a half we had with her if I hadn't done so. I'm hoping that she will come to me & snuggle up like she used to before the medicine ruined the trust she had in me. May she rest in peace, have found her Daddy & brother in Heaven, go into eternity knowing that we all loved her dearly & will be missed.

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