I don't know a whole lot about Dale, but I will share what I learned. Dale was the elder cat and he took Genghis Khat under his wing when he joined the family. He taught him how to hunt catnip mousies and, after Genghis calmed down enough to be allowed outside under supervison, he taught him the best places to hunt for bugs. Dale and Genghis enjoyed kitty wrestling quite a bit. Genghis like to play with Dale so much that he would wear Dale out. Then Dale would retire and snarl at Genghis if he tried to continue the game. Dale went to the Bridge on his own on the morning of August 13th. His family miss him very much. Genghis is discovering that being an only cat can be a bit lonely.
Dale was the elder cat.
He taught Genghis to hunt so well that
Catnip mousies were found
In the house all around.
Now he's at the Bridge where living is phat.