Dora was put to sleep yesterday. She was the 13 year old cat of my sister's family. Adopted by Red and my niece Precious as a early birthday present, Precious named her Dora because she was so Adorable. Dora was a little thing. She never weight more that 6 or 7 pounds. But her attitude was enormous! She thought she was going to be an "only" pet but my brother-in-law was a police officer(retired) who loves dogs. There were family dogs, drug dogs and even a fancy k-9 attack dog..but Dora stood her ground and put every dog in its place. Not to mention small children and a few vets. This was HER house and she was Queen...and if you forgot she was quick to let everyone know. Outwit...outlast...outplay..she was the Ultimate Survivor. Some might have called her hateful, evil, mean, and frightening, but she also was a lover in her own way. I kept her for a month one summer when her family went to Italy. It took her a few weeks to warm up to me but by the time Red's family got back she was sitting in my lap. Although when I later came over to visit she hissed. But she always rememberd me when I took care of her during the other family trips. She was basically a one person cat...Red's. In the last year she became very ill and spent a lot of time at the vet's. Sadly the time had come yesterday...she was down to 4 pounds and confused. The vet had told us that she would never get any better but maybe meds could help. They didn't.
We will love and miss her... for she was one-of-a-kind feline.
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