Posted by: katemrdixon | November 14, 2010

Dora and the Laundry Basket

I have noticed that Dora likes to do some of the same things that Fat Eric did – for instance, rolling herself up in the hall rug and scratching on the laundry basket.  Eric sometimes liked to lie on the laundry basket, as it offered a good viewpoint at the top of the stairs.  He also spent several years sharpening his claws on the laundry basket, with the result that it now looks considerably the worse for wear.  The basket was standing as a memorial to Eric’s scratching talents when Dora decided to improve on his handiwork.  She has discovered that, in addition to scratching the basket and sitting on it as Eric did, she can go one better and get into it whenever someone is sorting out laundry.

Thanks to Eric. the holes are big enough for her to hide inside and stick out a paw to attack innocent passers-by…


  1. She is such a cutie-pie! It’s wonderful to see her carrying on and even improving upon Eric’s “traditions.” 🙂

  2. Oh Dora–isn’t that fun to do?! I am glad Eric left you such a good basket to play in!

  3. Heh. I think Eric would be quite pleased to know his efforts made a play place even better for Dora…

  4. Eric certainly did a good job on the laundry basket and it is good to see Dora carrying on in his tradition.

  5. It was nice of Eric to prepare the basket for her to play in. 🙂

  6. Aw Dora, you found a neat place to hide and surprise your beans. If you keep growing, you won’t fit through that little hole!

    Purrs from Ducky

  7. Looks like Dora knows a good thing when she sees it!!

  8. Dora, is Eric smiling down upon you? I think so!


    Cory and family

  9. Now thats what I call cute. Eric left behind a superb play toy for the ittle one. I think he will be watching and enjoying. Hugs GJ x

  10. Awwww … we love it that Eric’s handywork is still there for Dora to enjoy. He is a good bruvva, even from the Bridge.

  11. Sweet, sweet post! Loved seeing Fat Eric pictures! He would be so proud of little Dora.

  12. LOL! Maybe she’s training to be a Ninja Kitty!! That was the first thing that StarWalker BitCat the ComputerKitty learned to do as a Ninja… well, that and how to use the mouse.

  13. Excellent hidey place Dora!
    Eric loved that hamper. He is smiling down at you as you continue his legacy.

  14. We are certain that Eric is laughing and laughing while he watches Dora in the laundry basket!!

  15. A kitten is always such a handful. 🙂

  16. heh heh. We think Dora is having a ton of fun in the basket! We bet she can smell Eric on it and it makes her feel good.

  17. no mistake–eric’s still there, whispering directions in her ear!!

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