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Dusty (1995-2008)

In 1995, my friends Heather and Andrew found an adorable kitten they named Dusty. Dusty was a lovable and loving cat, never mean to anyone, always purring, always open for a hug. He looked like a cross between a cat and a squirrel when he was found, with a huge bushy tail and ears he had to grow into.

My favorite memory of Dusty was when Nomi and I were once staying over with our friends. In the early morning, while Nomi was still sleeping, Dusty leaped into the bed and looked at Nomi, then at me.

"Meow?" he asked.

"Sure," I said. "I think she'd want you to lick her nose."

Dusty padded over to the sleeping Nomi and went over to her nose. Lick, lick.

She said "Nrrrrgh!" and turned over.

Dusty came back and looked at me, puzzled. "Meow?"

"I guess she didn't want you to lick her nose after all."

We lost Dusty over the weekend, to illness. I will miss him.



Dusty (1995-2008) Dusty (1995-2008)
Photo copyright ©2008 Michael A. Burstein

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I'm sorry for your loss. I hope all of your good memories will comfort you.
I'm so sorry for your loss. **hugs**
I am so sorry for the loss. *hugs*
Oh, what a sweet cat! I'm so sorry. :-( {{}}
It's really touching to me that other people cared about him, too. Thank you, Michael - I really appreciate this.
He sounds like a wonderful cat.

I'm so sorry. :(
I'm sorry to hear that. Good thoughts from us and our cats pawing and bounding your way!
I'm so sorry. [hugs]

RIP, Dusty

My heart hurts for you. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.
My sincere condolences. Dusty seemed like a wonderful kitty.

I'm sorry.

Your memory made me smile. (I notice that you did not then offer Dusty your own nose... :-) )
Well, my nose isn't as tasty. :-)
It's been a rough summer. It's less than two months since we lost Scheherazade at age 15. She was a big part of our lives, and our friends'. I still remember how she made AMG jump when she was a kitten, trying to be friendly, and he wasn't used to cats yet. We miss her.

I'm sorry you've since become allergic to cats, so you couldn't stay over here.

Edited at 2008-10-02 04:21 am (UTC)
The bittersweet result of all this is that we might now be able to accept overnight invitations at A&H's.
Once again.
I'm sorry we weren't organized enough to have you over in the between-cat lull... should have thought of it.
Is one of you allergic? We've been thinking about getting a cat ourselves.
I've always had a sensitivity; in recent years it's become more intense.

However, it only kicks in very badly if I have to sleep over in a house with cats. Otherwise I'm generally okay.
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