Posted by: katemrdixon | February 13, 2011

Stitches and Sad News

We are getting all behind with our blogging – just too much going on in Real Life.  Dora has been running around at 100 miles per hour, completely untroubled by her spay surgery last week or her stitches.  She followed up the eating of my mobile phone charger by stealing half a joint of beef from the top of the cooker hob and dragging it across the floor to her food dish…  

As you can see, she has a large patch of shaved furs from her surgery, but I am sure they will grow back soon.  She is going back to the v-e-t tomorrow for a check-up and to have her stitches taken out.  It’s amazing that she has left her stitches alone, considering that she chews everything else!

Tomorrow her Uncle Sim from Montana and Auntie Jan are coming to stay for a week.  They haven’t met Dora yet – she will probably find it very exciting to have visitors.  I hope they don’t leave their phone chargers lying around!

We have had some family sadness in the last week.  Cornish Grandma (my mum) had to say goodbye to her Scottie dog, Barney.  He was 13 and had been with her since he was a puppy, but he developed liver cancer and had to go to the Bridge.  Barney was a good dog who loved cats (even though Eric didn’t appreciate being licked by the dog when they met) and his favourite thing was to go to the beach.  Cornish Grandma and Cornish Auntie are very sad, please send some purrs in their direction.


  1. Godspeed Barney, on your way to the Bridge. Purrs and prayers to Cornish Grandma on her loss.

    Little Miss Dora, you are a TERROR! You make us laugh, we bet you give your Mum and Dad a run for their money every day. Good job with the beef joint!

  2. We are sorry to hear about Barney! Hello pretty Dora!!!

  3. OH Miss Dora
    You are having so much fun being a kitten!
    We know you will enjoy having your Aunt and Uncle visit.
    And we were sad to hear about the loss of dear Barney
    Lots of purrs and nosekisses to your Grandma and Aunt.


  4. Nothing stops Dora!! That fur should grow back soon! We are sorry to hear about Barney…purrs to Cornish Grandma and everybuddy else who is missing him so much.

  5. We’re glad Dora is doing so well, but are very sorry for Barney’s passing. We’re sending soft purrs of comfort to your mum and to all who loved him.

  6. We are sorry that Barney has gone to the Bridge and send purrs to Cornish Grandma and Cornish Auntie.
    Dora, you are a terror stealing that beef joint. Well done girl!

  7. I am very sorry to hear about that sweet little woofie. Yes, Dora will have fun with company!

  8. We remember Barney from your past posts. Such sad news, he was a dear little fellow and wonderful companion. Tell Cornish Grandma we send our deepest sympathies.

    Dora, little girl, you are living up to your Terrible Tortie heritage quite well! Imagine dragging beef over to your bowl like that. What a determined girl cat you are!

  9. Sending comforting purrs to your family with Barney having to go to The Bridge.

    Dora, you are such fun!

  10. Dora glad you are healing up quickly, although you seem like you are getting into things that you are better off not getting into.

    Purrs for Cornish Grandma and Auntie. It is sad to lose a furiend. Farewell Barney.

  11. Wow, Dora is just a wild girl, isn’t she? That is sad news about Barney – purrs to Cornish Granda and Auntie.

  12. We are sorry to hear about Barney. He was such a cute little doggie and liked kitties, so he will be missed. Our sympathies go out to Cornish Grandma and Auntie.
    Miss Dora has blossomed into a true Tortie Terror! Fancy getting after the beef. She’s learned that when one is adorable, one gets away with doing naughty things. We look forward to reading about her next adventure and sincerely hope the Royal Doulton has been removed for safety purposes.
    Toby, Cupcake and MumKate

  13. We like your header. We’re sorry about Barney. He will be missed by those who loved him for 13 years! Purrs and tail wags.

  14. […] Cornish Grandma had to say goodbye to her Scottie, Barney, last week, he was 13 years old.  Sending purrs to Cornish Grandma and Cornish Auntie. […]

  15. We are happy Dora has recovered well, but we are very sorry to hear that Barney had to leave for the Bridge. Gentle purrs and headbumps to your Mum and Cornish Auntie.

    Run free at the Bridge, little Barney …

  16. We are sad to hear about Barney and are sending purrs for Cornish grandma.

  17. I am very sorry about Barney. Purrs and hugs to Cornish Grandma and Cornish Auntie. Dora, you little scamp! Congratulations on your successful beef hunt.

  18. We are so sorry to hear about Barney! What a cutie pie he was! Our mum is totally in love with scotties, and if she could have a dog where we live, she would get one.

    Dora, you make us proud to hear about all your mischievous antics Have fun entertaining your company this week!

  19. oh! we are furry glad that little dora is ok from her ladygardenectomy, an’ is back to bein’ her own rascally self!

    please tell cornish gramma & cornish auntie that we are purrin’ fur them–it is allus furry hard to haff a life-long furriend go to the bridge, an’ we unnerstans how they feel. we are sads for them, but know that the goodest memories are the bestest memorial, an’ that he must haff a furry fine memorial!!

    haff fun wif yer visitors–we’re sure they will enjoy dora, an’ vice versa!

  20. we are glad Dora is feeling so perky after her ladygardenectomy, however, we are very sad that Barney had to go to the Bridge. Many hugs and purrrsss to Cornish Grandma and you all

  21. We’re sorry to hear about Barney having to go to Rainbow Bridge – it is so sad when you lose a faithful friend. Dora – were you a matador in a previous life – we so laughed about the beef joint and hope the remains of it weren’t too furry!!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  22. Dora yoo won’t notiss all dat later cuz yore furs will grow bak. Happy Valentime’s day to yoo and yore fambly.
    We’s sendin purrs for Cornish Grandma’s sads n everybuddy’s. We see him at da Bridge one day.
    Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

  23. So glad to hear that Dora’s recovering so quickly from her ladygardenectomy. There was quite a bit of MOL here picturing the Great Huntress dragging the beef joint from on top of the stove to her food bowl…clearly showing that in her bowl was where it belonged!
    We are all very sad to hear that Barney had to leave for the Bridge. We are sending comforting purrs to Cornish Grandma and Cornish Auntie…it’s so hard to lose a dearly beloved companion, especially one who’s been a family member for so long (but not long enought).

  24. Mom and I are happy to hear Dora is feeling better, but sad to hear about Barney. Please send Cornish Grandma our sympathies.


  25. We were so sorry to hear about Cornish Grandma’s Barney. It is always sad when we lose a loved one.

    Cody and Gracie

    PS – We just read that Eric’s blog has been chosen as one the of the top cat blogs on this site

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