Remembering Buddy

Oh my Buddy, Buddy Gato, “Hey, Buddy Gato” (to the tune of Hey Macarena), my lover Buddy, cuddle Buddy, Bud, Spuds, Spuds Nugget, Bird, Bird Gato, Honey Buddy, Tweety, Tweety Bird, Sweetie Pie, Honey Buddy Boy, Pretty Buddy Boy, Super Buddy.

I had the privilege to be there for your birth and death and am so grateful for the short 10.5 years we had together. You were a talker, a hunter, a climber, a spooner, my favorite male cat (yeah yeah I know I've only had one male cat).

Rest in peace, dear Buddy.
July 4, 2005 - February 10, 2016

Design of the mug I made using Shutterfly.

Photo from December 2015

It has been quite a rollercoaster the past couple of months dealing with his deteriorating health. Thank you everyone who supported and respected my decision to not end Buddy's life sooner. Every pet and every human is different and we should not feel pressured to make that decision if we don't feel like it's the right time. Death is hard enough to deal with on its own.

P.S. Psycho Kitty continues to eat her feelings, but I'm putting her on a diet and laser pointer exercise plan. And please don't ask me if/when I'm going to get another cat. I will at some point but right now just need time to grieve both the loss of Buddy and his sister Little Girl (December 2014). ♡