Buddy arrived unannounced on the coldest day of the year in January 2013. He was fully grown, age unknown and he had cattitiude.
With a little white tip on his tail he could take on the world. He made up his mind that he’d found his furever home and nothing I could do would change his mind. I re-homed him twice but he managed to get returned to me both times.
We had some fun time and he trained me well.
He would walk on a leash just like a dog.
He was so big that some of my neighbors thought he was a dog!
He was a very handsome fellow right up until the end.
It came fast. One day he couldn’t eat, then he stopped drinking and his breathing became labored. We tried to entice him to eat and we ran loads of tests. It was finally decided that although they couldn’t pin point the mass there was cancer somewhere. Fluid was going into his chest cavity.
Through it all he was brave and kept his sweet disposition. He took all the needles and poking and prodding with grace and dignity. He’s the only cat I have ever had that let me “pill him” without a fuss.
The prognosis was grim and after an emotional discussion with our vet the decision was made to help him cross to the Rainbow Bridge.
RIP Buddy, you were a great cat! Love you much.