So, more about Dooky. Her nicknames were "Vent Kitty" as she always was laying on or in front of a heat vent. "The Enforcer" as no matter what happen she felt the need to enforce the rules and most of the time it was the dog that got the whack on the nose. If I stepped on a cats tail, Dooky would find the dog (most of the time not even close to the incident) and whack her on the nose. Elevator Kitty - She loved being held high and slowly lowered to the ground, of course you had to hum a little elevator song with this. My father even did this a few times and I thought it was so cute. One final nickname was Mama as she was always carrying around a baby mouse or toy around in her mouth and meowing galore. It was fun to say "go get baby" and about 10 minutes later she would cry and cry with a baby toy in her mouth. She was also the cat who wanted to be in the middle of any warmth so if two cats were sleeping together she would be moving in and taking the middle as in the picture above.
It will be much quieter in the house without little Dooky. She weight just a bit over 4 pounds in the end and has been through more nasty events in her life before us than any animal deserves, but you always knew when she was hungry or wanted attention and she had a purr machine that was amazingly loud most days. She was blind, didn't seem to hear well, and was missing toes from being a 'fight' kitty prior to Suzan adopting her. She has had a wonderful life under Suzan's care and she will be missed greatly.
We will miss her with all the other cats around as we tried to feed her as much as possible and of course the other cats wanted in!
So March 25th is Dooky day! Here's to you Dooky Doo.