3.10.2011

Dot's Gone

I'm very broken up today. One of my favorite toys, Dot, has passed. I think she may be a friend of yours too. How I will miss the sassy red spot of light that was my Dot.

Dot has been my friend for years. She is very mysterious. She appears out of nowhere, often when I least expect to see her... always when my parents are home (It's like she's drawn to their energy). I think she must visit other cats too, cause I've seen pictures of other cats playing with her.

When she comes by, she races around the house as I follow closely behind her. Just when I think I have her... I'm left with nothing.

She used to race all over the furniture, but she's aged right along with me, and I noticed she was slowing down recently... just raced on the floor, and she seemed less bright. I almost caught her a few times.

I noticed yesterday that Mom was whacking her house (a small red metal cylinder) and looking inside to see if she was in. Suddenly Dot appeared right on Mom's face (boy was Mom surprised when I pawed her cheek). Dot seemed to keep going back in the house, and Mom had to keep knocking it to have Dot come out.

"I think Dot's battery is dying Finny..." Mom said in gentle tones, and then Dot was gone.

Please join me in a moment of silence. I hope she is playing with cat's over the bridge.

40 comments:

  1. Maybe a trip to Wally's World can resurrect Dot.

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  2. I haven't seen Dot around here for a while either, so I guess you must be right!

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  3. My mom laugh a lot..Very Bad Bad mom !
    how she can alugh when someone was gone ! I'm so so sorry for her behavior. But she said DOT is one of the kind of TERMINATOR, she will be back !

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  4. I bet Dot left behind a big family so maybe one of them can move in with you. Dot Jr.

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  5. I'm sorry about Dot--we did not know her. I've heard a LOT about her--she kinda got around, ya know? But in a good kinda way...

    sigh.

    RIP Dot.

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  6. Ah, but perhaps there are new Dots needing love?

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  7. (translated by Cedar and Fern's Mom)

    Oh Fin, You forgot something:
    DOTS HAVE NINE LIVES TOO!!!
    Just wait a bit and you'll see what we mean.
    Long live Dots!

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  8. Our mom nefer let Dot play at our house :(. We never knew her tho it sounds like you lost a good friend and playmate, Fin. Our condolences.

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

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  9. I think Dot has only gone on a vacation. How long she is away will depend on your Mom's generosity, unfortunately. Mom will have to make it clear to Dot that she is welcome back.

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  10. poor dot. can she be resurected with new electric tubes? maybe she has a cousin your bean can ask over to entertain you- some cousins even have shapes like stars and spiders (ewww). teheheh.

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  11. Try not to woory, 'cos Dot can be saved wiv a bit of battery resussytashun.

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  12. I have heard of a magical invention called a battery that can restore life. Seriously.

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  13. Oh Fin, something is wrong with our Mom. She is laughing so hard, she is crying. By the way, we have some of Dot's children here so we will have a little service for Mom Fin Dot. We are so sorry to hear about your loss.Take care

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  14. We are so very sad about this. Truly. But... we join with others here in hoping, believing (against all odds, purrhaps) that that mysterious creature called "new battery" will restore Dot to you. May it be so!

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  15. Perhaps Dot will come back as Spot? Bigger, better and more powerful!

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  16. We suspect Dot may not be gone - just on vacation. A short trip by your mom to the store should bring her back pretty quick....

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  17. Did your mom dig a hole in the garden and bury Dot and place some pretty flowers there?? Perhaps she has a sister or a niece who could come and play with you.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  18. I'm so sorry Fin. Our Dot left us too, and it's just not the same!

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  19. A sad day indeed. We mourn with you. *nods head*

    xoxo
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

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  20. Well, Fin, "The Boys" and I are sad, too, that "Dot's gone".

    We have seen her (or a replica of some sort) around here...but not for a very long time. Bowie gets too excited and can't catch his breath so we stopped having Dot come over.

    We'll keep our paws crossed for you that Dot comes back.

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  21. You know what? The Return of the Dot is imminent. Take it from me.
    A Dot is like a phoenix, the next one will be even better, swifter and brighter!

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  22. I hope your human bean can get a new house for Dot.

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  23. you can have my "Dot" if you would like her. My Mom made me break up with her. She said I got too excited playing with her and all (you know "Dot" has that effect on the mancats)....I would pant and pant and the vet said no more "Dot"...that hussy....lol

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  24. We think Dot visited us once. We hope Dot can get well and come back soon.

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

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  25. Ohhh poor Fin!! My babies wanted me to tell you that if your mom is better then their mom (aka ME) you should have Dot revived in no time, unlike their lazy mama who keeps forgetting the magical Dot fuel at Target.

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  26. Oh, we thinks you just need to feed Dot. She eats those battery thingys and then she is good as new. So tell your Mommy to go buy Dot some food.

    PS: You should tell your Mom to keep some extra Dot food around just in case she gets hungry again. We thinks she hibernates when she is hungry.

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  27. Fin, we are so very sorry to hear about Dot. Perhaps she can be helped and is not entirely gone forever? We will have a moment of silence for Dot though in case Dot is gone for good. (PS: After the laughing stops) Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

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  28. oh how sad RIP Dot! (he he!)
    love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  29. I'm sure Dot will come back someday!

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  30. Maybe Dot had a cousin named Spot that will move in?

    purrin
    xoxox

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  31. Oh no, poor Dot, poor Fin! We hope that a miracle happens and Dot can return to you.

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  32. "Itty" BitsMarch 10, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    I love the red dot to! My Mommy calls it exercise, but I call it fun! I hope your red dot comes back soon! Please keep us posted!

    PS: Mommy says to tell you and your human that she really loves your blog!

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  33. Maybe your Mommy can be persuaded to go the Dot Shelter at your local Pet Store, and adopt a new one?

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  34. We are sorry for your loss, Fin. Dot was a devoted friend. A bright spot in your life. A bright spot on you wall.

    xo
    Katie & Glogirly

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  35. @Elvira Mistress of Pussydom....OMG I LOVE YOUR NAME!!! LOL!!

    I also loved your comment about going to a Dot Shelter to adopt a new one! lol

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  36. Thank U for the compliment, C & C!

    I like my name, too!

    Suits me to a T!

    Hee, hee!

    I'm only a year old, and new at Blogging, but aim to work very hard to live up to the name, and reputation, of my namesake...who is an animal lover, too, BTW. ;-D

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  37. we have a dot too! I wonder if she is yours?!? She is always with Mrs H so they must be good friends (or she feeds dot). Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx

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