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"DustytheDogcat,© Defender of the Fourth Step©"
Sex: Male Weight: 26 lbs.
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"I have big, beautiful wings!"
"DustytheDogcat© visits Carlsbad Beach, California - 18 July 2009"
"Can you see the Pacific Ocean through the fence?"
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"I see bicycles at the beach!"
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"Look at all those people laying on the giant litter box!"
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"With mom at the beach."
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"One more pic of the Dogcat on his trip to the beach!"
"People live at the beach too!"
"Purring for Arnold P and his mom" [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
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July 4th 1997
Food, any kind of food. He also loved to lay on mom's lap in the evening; it was a ritual.
Going to the vet for cancer tests and checkups. I also don't like shampoo, creme rinse, hair brushes, combs, the hair dryer, and smelling like spring flowers. And I really hate the noise of the electric fur clippers.
A large handmade catnip mouse and a catnip-filled ball. Dusty also loves to play with the shoelaces on mom's Keds.
Favorite Nap Spot:
His long pillow in front of the fireplace (note: we do not use the fireplace).
Hey, what's on your plate?
Defending the stairs (we have a 3-level townhome and Dusty always defends the 4th step on any level). He's also doubles as an awesome heating pad, 'specially handy on cold winter nights.
Meet DustytheDogcat,© Defender of the Fourth Step.
Born 4 July 1997. Crossed to the Rainbow Bridge the evening of 18 July 2009.
Two months after we lost our red/white/cinnamon Bobcat (who became an angel on January 2, 1998), our vet called to ask if we were ready to adopt another cat; he knew of the purrfect "little" guy just waiting to join someone's family. Dusty came from a family of dog people, hence Dusty didn't fit in. Dusty joined our family when he was 9 months old, and a whopping 20 pounds!
Dusty entered our lives and warmed our hearts one cold Indiana Saturday in March 1998, and life with Dusty has been an interesting journey. My "Dustbuster" was a very temperamental dude who told it like it was, and we loved him like crazy because he was so mentally and emotionally strong!
Dusty was a long-term diabetic (since 2001 -- amazing, eh?), developed an overactive thyroid in 2008, struggled with his weight (who doesn't?), was a two-time (squamous cell) cancer survivor in 2003 and 2004. On 18 July 2009, Dusty lost his fight against his third cancer (an unusual presentation of high-grade, very aggressive lymphoma).
Dusty had the most amazing emerald green eyes. And he talked up a storm, usually in the middle of the night!
Oh ... and DustytheDogcat followed mom everywhere, even to bed. He had many favorite sleeping places near mom -- like the pillow. Dusty's all-time favorite perch was mom's back. Whenever mom rolled onto her tummy, Dusty climbed on mom's back, hugged her 'round the neck, and then settled in for the night, keeping mom safe and warm!
Defender of the Fourth Step, and Hummers
The Groups I'm In:
"MAINE COON GIANTS...SIZE THEM UP", ♥ Democats ♥, BlacKat Lounge, Brusselball, Catster Maine Coon Lovers, Diabetic Cat Support Group, Diabetic Paws, Feline Lymphoma, Friends of the Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Let's Help Teal'C and his Tennessee Crew, lukes mainecoons, MAN CATS AT WORK - No Girl Cats Allowed, Navin and Buds, Olde Furts, Shades of Gray, The Maine Coon Gang, Trupanion Pet Insurance Clubhouse, Worldwide Pen PAWS
The Last Forum I Posted In:
She's not gonna get better.
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July 21st 2012 11:15 pm
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Misty Whispurrs, my beloved princess, and her brofur, Sebastian O'Malley TabbyTat suffered the very recent and unexpected loss of their human papa.
If you wish to stop by their Catster pages to leave a star or rosette and words of condolence, please click on their names (each link will launch new browser window):
Sebastian O'Malley TabbyTat
Thank you. Hugs,
July 18th 2012 8:00 am
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Today marks the third anniversary of your Bridge crossing. Funny how we call these dates "anniversaries." But I am not sure what we're supposed to celebrate, other than the fact that you are no longer suffering pain from the lymphoma and your diabetes is gone. I know in my heart, you are whole and healthy once again.
I miss you dearly...sweet Dusty. I so want to feel your weight on my lap, your warmth on my shoulders, neck and back; hear your breath and soft purrs in my ear; gaze into your beautiful green eyes. Just one more time. No worries, though...memories are strong and they are the ties that bind.
Hope you are having fun romping the clouds and sun rays with your wonderful brofurs Rocky and Shady, your bestest doggie friend Sophie, and all your pawsome heavenly buddies.
Love you. Miss you. Guess I always will. And thank you for sending me all those beautiful hummingbirds every year!
**Dogcat replies, "C'mon mom, stop the tears and all the sentimental stuff. It's a beautiful day...let's go take a ride in the car!"**
Mom replies, "Okay, Dustbuster...I'll get the beach towel...let's go!"
And everyone smiles.
July 1st 2012 2:09 pm
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When are the kind folks at Catster and Dogster HQ going to make some fireworks and US flags available so we can gift our American furiends in time fur the upcoming American holiday?
Independence Day in the USA is the Fourth of July...and it'll be here in 3 days!!!
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