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May 31, 2013

FURever Home Friday - Dottie :)

Do you remember Dottie, our beautiful 16-year old blind kitty friend who waited at PAWS for two years before she went into permanent foster with our friend, Maureen? Well, we thought you might enjoy a little update on how Dottie, Mo, Harvey the blind doggie, and Rosie the cat are doing. WE sure did! :)

Check out what Mo wrote (and the pictures she sent) when we asked her about Dottie!


Dottie loves her catnip toys! She's found toys that my other cat Rosie stowed under the bed and I haven't seen for quite some time. Dottie bats the toys around from one bedroom to another and when she runs, she sounds like a big dog :-) Dottie also has a funny "I'm crazy" meow when she plays with the toys.

I bought her a special, ritzy wand toy by Martha Stewart. It took me about 15 minutes to choose this one - it has 3 separate attachments and each has small jingle balls. Dottie loves it!


Some other factoids about this gal: She loves kisses on her head...loves being brushed around her head and cheeks...is learning some of the same phrases that I use with my eyeless dog Harvey - when I say "approach" Dottie lifts her head up to meet my hand because she knows she is going to get pet! She loves hanging out on her scratcher and happens to be a very messy eater :-)

It sounds to us like Dottie's making herself right at home. Thank you, Mo, for loving her so much and so well!

And finally, here's a video of Dottie, playing with that "special, ritzy wand toy" that Mo got her. :)


Happy Friday, everybody!  Oh, and be sure to come back on Sunday for a little tea and conversation with another ginger PAWS ladycat (Sophia). :)

47 comments:

  1. What a heart warming story! Dottie must be so intelligent to learn commands on her own. And she is lucky she found such a loving and devoted mom. You do great work at PAWS! We are all smiley here now. Purrs and have a great weekend!

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  2. Thanks for the news on Dottie - that certainly is going to make my Friday a little extra bright and shiny!

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  3. Aw sounds like she has the perfect home!

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  4. What wonderful news about Dottie - we are so happy she has a loving home.
    Luv Hanah and Lucy xx xx

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  5. I sooo needed to hear some good news right now, and this just made me smile! I'm so happy Dottie has a home!!! She looked like quite the sweetie when you shared her photos and story with me for our interview :)

    I can relate to the blindness thing as I can't see much at all (sorry if you already knew that and I'm repeating). Something I got one Easter might interest Dottie! It's a little egg that beeps :) You can press a little button on it and it chirps. I think this would make an amazing little toy for a blind kitty! I just thought I'd share if you want to pass that along.

    Thank you for the exciting update!

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  6. Awwwww darling Dottie!! Yay for you and your beautiful family!! Take care
    x

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  7. We luff stories like this one! May everyone continue to have wonderful lives there.

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  8. How wonderful for sweet Dottie!!! That is just the purrfect story for that purrfect lady!

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  9. So glad Dottie has found the perfect forever home with someone who understands her needs and has so much love to give.
    Happy Weekend!
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  10. What a wonderful update! So happy to read Dottie is enjoying her life with fun toys and brushies and loving family! She is so pretty and shining in her home :-) Happy Friday!

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  11. While we NEVER want to see a kitty (or woofie) wait so long for a forever home, Dottie certainly seems to have found the right one. We're so happy!
    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

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  12. That is so terrific that Dottie is doing so well. It is always so wonderful when special needs kitties find the perfect home. Thanks for letting us know.

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  13. We're so happy to see Dottie doing so well in her new home! She's such a beauty!

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  14. awwww - what a wonderful update :)

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  15. I am so happy for Dottie & her people. What a wonderful story. Thank you ~xo~

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  16. A wonderful story...it is always great to hear of such success stories! Our Millie is also a very messy eater. :-)

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  17. I am sighing and smiling! Sooooooo happy!

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  18. We love happy endings for shelter cats.

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  19. What a spunky 16-year-old kitty. It just proves that you are never too old to get adopted and never too old to play. Way to go Dottie! Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  20. Sweet Dottie!!!! We are so happy that she has such a lovely home now :-)

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  21. This post made us so happy! We're so happy Dottie and Maureen found each other. :)

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  22. dottie...ewe bee a mewvie star !!! heerez sum headbonks for ewe frum all oh uz...N we iz way happee ya R doin sew well in yur mew forevers home !!! rock on ...we hope everee one haza grate week oh end !~~~~~~~

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  23. This post so makes my heart sing. I love it and love seeing that sweet ginger having such fun and getting such love.. Hugs GJ x

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  24. Such a wonderful, joyful post!!...We are so glad gorgeous Dottie found such a loving forever home=many thanks to wonderful Mo and her huge heart!...This made our day!...Happy weekend, sweet friends...kisses...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

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  25. we salute all foster moms and what a sweet story about dottie.

    Emma and Buster

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  26. Officially the best post of the week! XOXOXOXOX to Dottie and her wonderful mom!

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  27. It sounds as though Dottie has found the perfect home ! Thank you to Mo for taking her in and for showering her with love!

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  28. That is such wonderful news. We are so happy Dottie has found a good home. May ALL kitties find the loving home they need.

    Trixie and Caspurr

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  29. This made our human leaky-eyed with happiness for Dottie. :-)

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  30. great news - so happy she is doing so well!

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  31. Yes, the best post of the week bar none. Dottie, Godbless your sweet heart and Mo, God bless you for taking care of the special babies. xox

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  32. Thank GOD there are such compassionate humans in this crazy world we live in. Maureen, you have a very loving heart=^Y^=

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  33. Oh my gosh... what a wonderful story. How fantastic that Dottie has such a warm and loving home - thank you for sharing the update!

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  34. Check the front door Moosey (or our blog post today...) We're HEEE-RRRRR and ready to play!
    Harry, Dexter and Tipp

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  35. Dottie seems to have adjusted well to her new family life. What a wonderful happy ending.

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  36. What a purrfect home for a purrfect cat! Mes LOVED the video of Dottie playing with the wand toy!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  37. Hi efurryone...We loved reading about Dottie so much we comed back to read i=about her again ;-) XOXOXOXOXO

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  38. that is such a marvelous rescue story and such happiness! paw pats, Savvy

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  39. That's amazing. Dottie is so cool. Just watching her reflexes puts her blindness to shame.

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  40. What wonderful news about Dottie !
    LOVED to see her in the video <3

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  41. What a wonderful, lovely story about Ms. Dottie... Love it:)

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  42. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.

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  43. What a wonderful update on Dottie. Lucky lady.. Looks like she hit the jackpot!

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  44. PepiSmartDog:
    So heartwarming to see Dottie doing so well! So wonderful of the lady who gave Dottie a forever home for the rest of her life.
    *soft spot for Golden Oldies*
    Thanks for joining Thankful Thursday Blog Hop and hope to see you again this week. :=o)

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  45. Aww, what a sweet update. Hooray for Dottie and her family!

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