Saturday, February 15, 2020

Buddy Budd Forever Loved


Hello Friends Dad here. Today I have very sad news that our dear Buddy Budd has gone home over the Rainbow Bridge to be with his Angel Family. This is such a difficult thing for us all as he has been a huge part of our family since he came to us back in 2008.

We miss you dear friend

His story is the same as many who find themselves in difficult situations due to losing their home due to changing events of their caretakers. In Buddy's case his young owner was going into the service while his father was the one doing the work to find him a new home. I wondered what type of life he really had.
The father had seen the various cat related flyers I had in my cubicle for Alley Cat Allies and local groups and asked if I had any ideas on what he could do to get Buddy a new home. This was in  in early November 2008 and he touched base every two weeks or so.  On Christmas Eve he said everything had fallen through so he was taking our big fellow to the SPCA the next day they were open. What could I say. I agreed to "foster" him until I could find him a home.
Things were complicated and it turned out that I ended up getting Buddy in his carrier on New Years Eve at 9:30 PM in the parking lot of a Dunkin Donuts. I got him home and was going to put him in the bedroom for a few days until he could get used to the other cats via scent swapping and slow introductions. 
I soon learned Buddy had his own way of  doing things. He bolted as soon as I opened the carrier, made a circuit of the place and ended up on the top shelf of the linen closet in the bathroom. There he stayed for 2 weeks.

On Jan 1st 2009 he was wary.

By Jan 17th he was open and I could reach in and rub his head but he would not come out of the closet except at night when we were all in bed. He make noise exploring but nothing was ever broken.

I finally thought it was time for him to come out so I reached in and pulled him out. Again, he decided that was a bad idea and he moved under my desk only coming out at night. Then two weeks later during dinner he strolled out and sat in the middle of the living room. I then said "Hello Buddy. Buddy Budd." I am not sure why I did that but it fit and that was that. He was now a part of the family and we never looked back. 

I have posted some of his photos below. You may remember some as most have been posted on the blog. Thanks for coming to this little remembrance for my Dear Blue Buddy, Buddy Budd.

I decided we would share our birthday on Jan 31st as I had no idea when his was. This is Buddy's first Birthday Toy. He loved his Nip Pepper and would play with it every day. You can see he was a big fellow over twenty pounds

A July 2009 Nip Party

2010

Buddy was a part of the Catster community and we had lots of fun over the years. This is his 2010 Birthday card from Koolest Catster Kitties.

Buddy was a Kibble Addict and if it was left out guess who would break in and steal. After this in June 2010 we transitioned to wet food. Buddy took several months to switch but it helped him lose a few pounds

Buddy loved laying next to me on the couch. That is my cushion and there is my big buddy Buddy Budd in September 2010

Buddy was contemplating the fellow in the candy dish at Halloween the same year

Buddy always had something to say and 2010 was no different. He would sign off with his trademark "Yessir!"

2011

Buddy enjoyed Christmas toys with his brothers and this is from Jan 1st 2011.

He got a pack of Cat Springs for his birthday on the 31st

I got my first laptop in 2011 and from that day forward Buddy Budd would lay on any open puter. 
We got a lot of xxniooeyrkldhhj that year MOL

Christmas day 2011 and just like a cat he liked the string better than his toys. 

Looking Handsome on his Gotcha Day.  He would lay in that basket that is behind him. It is a baby scale from back when PCP's did everything.

2012

His Birthday Nippy Toy was a big hit

Looking good for the Russian Blues Lounge at Catster

He was the biggest cat but gentle with any kitty he played with

2013

Buddy was pit crew for Timmy's Cat Scouts Racer

Buddy and Toby had the odd fracas starting in 2013. Toby would start it and Buddy would finish it with Toby up on-high and Buddy swinging at him with power. He only ever hit the furniture. It was like a warning

When it came to the new kid, Einstein, Buddy thought he was too much to handle. Rumpy took those chores over

2014

Buddy loved his Bacon and would snag some if I left my plate unguarded

He was a very loving friend and demonstrated this with head rubs and close contact from almost the day he came to our home

Having fun treat fishing on Christmas Day with Toby, Timmy and Mr Buttons

2015

Enjoying straw play fun


Telling me what he thinks of his Halloween Tie

Our nightly routine. I read and Buddy lays with me

2016


Four Mus-Cat-eers


In 2016 Buddy met Kali of the Canadian Cats. These two elders have been an item ever since


The Finest Buddy Beans

Keeping watch for Santa Paws on Christmas Eve

2017


Yesss I fit!


Buddy took Kali to his Secret Summer Garden.
I am sure they are there right now having fun


Buddy enjoyed joining in Tocktober

And kept me warm as we sat on the couch

2018


Buddy would break into the nip if I left it out.
He was a nip thief extraordinaire 


He really loved his heated bed

I got them this nice hide hole and bed. Used three maybe four times. Cats...

2019


Even as he got older Buddy enjoyed Nip and this kicker shows it


He had been on a renal diet since Dec 2018 but ate his meals like a champ

He stayed with me on the couch and in bed and would give the old faceplant. What a great fellow he was


I was so happy we celebrated his 12th Gotcha Day together
He had so much love to give

2020

Buddy was very strong right up to the end and got around well. He had a stairs up to the table and storage containers next to the couch and bed that he used as step stools.

I got him a new Ham-Mick for Christmas and he enjoyed it all day, every day, until it was couch-with-Dad-time

He got some Nippy Toys for his birthday but was not too excited. His appetite was lagging and he was slowing down. We had a wonderful birthday and we hope you take a look at the great cards he got. Buddy's 20th Birthday

On his last day he knew. He had not been looking outside for a few weeks but that day he spent an hour just watching.

He loved treats and he ate his fill his last day. I was surprised he wanted them as he had stopped drinking. He loved water and it was the key to his longevity like Angel Inky who made 22 years.

That one was hiding at the side. He got it.

He passed in my arms. It was a little time ago but we wanted to have Valentines day and then say goodbye. We know all our family Angels were there to welcome him along with his dearest Kali. Sleep well my dear friend until we meet again as we all must

You are never alone when you are loved
Here is a Badge if you would like to post it. Thank You


We will not be posting for a bit but thank each and every one of you for being our blog friends.

Angel Buddy Budd: Elder States Cat
Dad Pete: Our Old Hooman
Angel Mr Buttons in Spirit

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84 comments:

Summer said...

I am SO sorry about Buddy. I was secretly hoping he would live forever. Lots and lots of purrs to you and the rest of your kitty family.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss. I've enjoyed reading about Buddy and his siblings over the years.

John Bellen said...

I learned about this and hurried over as soon as I saw. I can't believe it. Buddy Budd was so alive. I knew his time was coming but with a cat like Buddy, you just think he'll go on and on. I will miss reading about him and his rumbling way of talking, his big personality. No one could have taken such fine care of him like his dad; whatever life he'd had before, his real life started on New Year's Eve of 2008. Godspeed, Buddy Budd.

The Swiss Cats said...

We're so sorry about Buddy Budd. What a beautiful tribute ! We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs and hugs from all of us

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Sending condolences and purrs of comfort from my horde. He was a beautiful mancat.
xoxo

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Buddy was beautiful, so sorry. But thank you for loving him and giving him a wonderful home whilst you could. RIP Buddy.

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

When I read about BuddyBudd having to become an Angel Kitty, there were tears in my eyes...and a big lump in my throat. I can't even imagine your grief...
After I got myself re-composed, I made you a memento image, which I just sent to you.

Buddy Budd will be sorely missed, the more so by you and your kitties. Its so hard, even when you know they are going to leave soon...the more we love our furbabies, the more it hurts.

Sending you many hugs and Pipo adds his purrs and the pups add some soft aroos.

Rest well, BuddyBudd, then soon you will be flying over all the catnip meadows...

(((((((((( ♥ ))))))))))

Erin the Cat Princess said...

I was truly stunned by this mornings news, and am so very deeply saddened for your loss. BuddyBudd was one heck of a guy and had a great and loving family and father. Be strong and relish and cherish the fond times, not in sadness but with joy and that will bring you two even closer despite you being apart. . .
Loving and gentle purrs to you all
Erin & Mrs H

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am so sorry. I read your loving tribute to dear Buddy Budd with tears running down my face. I am glad though that he was able to celebrate his 20th birthday with you and his family.
You gave him a wonderful life, and your elder statesman will be sorely missed by so many. Love and hugs to you.

Pam and Teddy said...

It's hard to find the words....but I know the pain of loss you are all feeling - knowing he's had the BEST life ever and loved every minute of it with all of you helps but doesn't take the sadness away. He really was everyone's hero and everyone's friend. We ALL will miss him but nobody will miss him like YOU will Pete. I send you a hug and a hope that Buddy Budd will send you a sign that he's absolutely fine and with you FOREVER AND A DAY.

Love, Pam and Teddy too

Basil and The B Team ~ BionicBasil ® said...

Oh guys, we are so very sorry for your loss... RIP Buddy Bud

We were in tears at your beautiful tribute, what an amazing life he had with you. We'll light one of our special candles for Buddy Bud today.

Sending you all big hugs and soft purrs.

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

Cleo said...

Dad read this quietly til the end and his eyes started leaking when he saw the last photo. We're both so sorry to learn of Buddy Budd's passing. It brought fresh loving but still sad memories of his dear old Orbit. Our hearts go out to you.

Dianna said...

I'm visiting from Pam, Sammy & Teddy's blog, One Spoiled Cat. Sending my deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your sweet Buddy Budd. He was a beautiful kitty and, obviously, so loving and loved.
Dianna

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

We are so very sorry to hear of Buddy Budd’s passing. Our hearts are broken. It is always so difficult to lose our beloved kitties. We hope you can find comfort in the many memories you have of him. Thank you for sharing them with us in this beautiful tribute. He sure was a handsome boy. Sending love, hugs, and purrs of comfort to you.

The Florida Furkids said...

We are so sorry to hear that Buddy Budd has gone to the Bridge. What a beautiful memorial to him.



The Florida Furkids

Brian said...

All of our whiskers got weepy wet when we heard that it was time for Buddy Budd to depart. He was such a special dude who captured all of the hearts he encountered. We send purrs, hugs and all our love to you, we know how difficult it is. Run free Buddy Budd, you totally earned it my friend.

Jacqueline said...

I am so very sorry to hear sweet Buddy Budd had to run off to the Bridge; he was a special boy and I'm really glad he found such a wonderful forever home with you...It is always so painful to let these precious babies go, but their love lives eternal in our hearts...Wishing you comfort at this sad time, sending big hugs and loud purrs...RIP darling Buddy Budd, we will never forget you...XO...J, Halle, Sukki

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute! Sending comforting purrs and hugs to all of you. Run free Buddy Budd.

The Island Cats said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Buddy Budd. We know you all are so sad...so are we. Sending you comforting purrs and gentle headbutts. RIP, Buddy...you will be missed.

Me said...

Oh Buddy Budd! We are looking for you over the Bridge. Meowmie's eyes are leaking and her heart breaks for you. Thank you for sharing all the memories and pictures - we love you, Bibi & Meep Angels

pilch92 said...

This was a beautiful tribute to your sweet boy. I am so sorry for his loss. XO

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

I am so sorry about Buddy. He lucked out with your family for his home. He sounds like a character. Sending lots of hugs your way. They all live on in our hearts and I know we will all be reunited at the rainbow Bridge someday.

Catio Tales said...

We are so very sorry. Buddy Budd, we will see your tailio as it waves in the Northern Lights, along will all the others in your Angel Family.

Catscue Catmom said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Buddy Budd was a part of my week that I always looked forward to, he will be missed - there are a lot of tears across the world today at the loss of Buddy Budd. Thank you so much for sharing his beautiful soul with the world. This post is a lovely memorial to a wonderful kitty.

Just Ducky said...

Sorry for your loss. Love, hugs and comforting purrs.

Sandee said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious Buddy Budd. Big healing hugs. ♥

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Savvy and I are so very sorry for your loss of a furry best pal. He is at The Bridge wrapped in your love.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We were so very sorry to read of Buddy Buds passing. He will be missed in Blogville. Sending purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy to all of you

Dma said...

So sorry for your loss...

Anonymous said...

Gosh! We are sad. But we KNOW that Buddy Budd had a great life with you and the others in your clowder. He will have the bestest time over the bridge with all the befores. Especially with Kali. Thanks for sharing Buddy with us. He was one special Man Cat!
We send you purrayers and Strength!
Love Barb (and Marv and Ninja and Kozmo and Jo Jo and Cinnamon)

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

A beautiful tribute to your boy.

We are so sorry for your loss.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Cathy Keisha said...

I'm here to pay my respects to Buddy Budd. *bows head* He was so lucky to have you as a "foster fail" dad and to enjoy all the love in the world. Comforting purrz to those he leaves behind.

Kitties Blue said...

Oh, we are all so heartbroken to read that our friend as left us to be with the angels. We loved that big blue boy, and Mom is crying. We will post his badge, and honor and remember him tomorrow on our Sunday Selfies post. It is nice that he had Kali to greet him, as well as so many other friends. We know he will remain in everyone’s hearts. We really do not have the words to express just how sad and empty we feel. We are sending all our love and blowing kitty kisses to Dad Pete. Buddy Budd had the bestest home. We love you all. 💓💖 XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer and our mom, Janet

Kea said...

I'm in tears reading your post, looking at the photos. I'm so very sorry for Buddy Budd's passing. The photos of the two you of together are especially wonderful and touching--the love between you is evident in them. My thoughts and prayers to you, with purrs from Derry. ♥

Kim and Derry

Shoko Neilson said...


I don't know what to say. We're stunned at this news. We loved Buddy like he was one of us. He and Kali had a wonderful relationship and now they are together forever. We will miss Buddy talkin his jive talk and generally worming his way into our hearts. He will be missed by so many. You will be supported by all of us when you feel down....just send an e-mail and we'll be there.

This tribute to Buddy was well thought out and a great pleasure to read until the last picture.....then we floundered as I am positive you did. If wishing could bring Kali and Buddy back....they'd be back already. They have moved onto a different life now as we must also.

Hugs,

Jean, Shoko, Tyebe and Budd ( Buddy's namesake)

Greg_1948 in_WA said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to Billy Budd! I know he was an important part of your life, and believe one day you will be reunited. Until then, stay strong.

BellaDharma'ss LadyMew said...

***sniffullsss*** **snuffelsss**
"LadyMew can you type?? Mee eyess are all leeky!"
"Oh BellaDharma so are mine!"
"OKay mee try fore both of us...."

Deer Mistur Pete an Rumpy an Timmy an THE Gang wee red yore hole bloggie post an looked at efurry foto an wee cryin so many teerss...Buddy Budd was LEGEND!! Pleese accept our sympaffiess over yore lose an Purr Land'ss gain. May Buddy Budd an Kali run free furever!! An mee hopee 'angelss' Unkell Siddhartha Henry an Aunty'ss Nylalbue an Mingflower will bee there to keepss Buddy Budd company.
Mistur Pete wee are here fore you all wayss!!
***purrsss*** an Love BellaDahrma an {{{huggiesss}}} LadyMew too!

Chuck Huss said...

I am very saddened to hear about the loss of Buddy Budd. Those were some very sweet memories.

catladymac said...

We are so sorry to read about dear Buddy Budd going on to his next adventure. He was so well loved by his mates and his human-and his fans out here. He will be missed by all of us who enjoyed his adventures - but he will never really be far. Purrayers.

The J-Cats said...

We are heartbroken to read of Buddy Budd's departure for the Bridge - and Mummy's eyes are leaking non-stop as she scrolls through the pictures you took through the years. We were only just getting to know him. Hugs and gentle pawpats to you and to his fursibs. You will all be together again one day.
Fly free, sweet Buddy Budd.

Katie Isabella said...

I am in tears. I am so so sorry that Buddy Budd flew away. I know how very difficult and heartbreaking it is. I am so glad you allowed us to see Buddy Budd as he has gone through the years with you. Sending love, sending comforting hugs from the heart. I am going to hold you and the little ones right close to my heart.

Jans Funny Farm said...

A lovely look back at such a dear cat. We are sad for your loss of Buddy Budd. A warm hug for you and your crew.

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

Oh, we are so sorry that Buddy Budd has gone over the Bridge. He was lucky to be so loved by so many for so long. We are sending prayers and soft purrs for all of you.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

Forty Paws said...

All of us at Forty Paws are so sad that Buddy has crossed over. He was met by all of those who have gone before. That was a lovely tribute that you put on the blog for him. Hugs from all of us.

William’s Kith & Kin said...

We are so very sad to learn that Buddy had to fly away, but oh, with so much love. We send purrs to you at this most heartbreaking time.

Mickey's Musings said...

What a great friend he was and so lucky that you took him in and loved him so much.
We send you lots of hugs and comforting purrs as we know you are missing this beloved kitty.
Purrs,Georgia and Julie
and "mum" Nancy

Deziz World said...

Oh uncle Pete. we're just beside ourselves with sorrow. Ya'll are our family and Buddy will be missed by so many. There are no words we can say to amke this better...we kn9ow. But, ifin you need anythin', purrlease let us know. We're all here fur you and the whole family. We're sendin' lots of hugs and purrayers. Bootyful Tribute to such a pawsum and handsum mancat.

Luv ya'

Dezi, Raena and mommy A

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood, we iz tryin R veree best ta bee big catz N knot cry,
itz gonna be hard....pops created a total lee awesum tribute
for ewe, it bringed bak lotz oh memoreez oh dayz gone bye
we all shared. we R honored two have known ewe, honored
ta call ewe friend.....N we shall due sew...all wayz. we noe
ewe R amongst a multitude oh friends, we noe ewe R az a wee
kitten again with all yur health restored. we won’t say good
bye, just, til we meet again at heavens gate. we send ewe, pops
N yur familee lovez N hugs. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Godspeed buddy bud~~~~~~~~
tuna, mackerull, daisy, dude, sauce and boomer

Catwoods said...

We are so sorry to learn of the loss of Buddy Budd. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful kitty. I know how hard it is the lose an animal friend and I hope you can take comfort in memories of good times together.

WildCat said...

Such a beautiful tribute to Buddy❤️ He had the most wonderful life with you. Thank you for giving him everything a kitty could want, most of all love and acceptance. His spirit will always be with you. We love you Buddy Bud❤️������

Guido the Italian Kitty said...

DANGZATINI! I'm so so so sad over Buddy crossing the Rainbow Bridge! He sure have a meowvalous life with all of you OR you all had a meowvalous life with him! Man cat hugs to you all

PetMom said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family can find some peace until you see Buddy Budd again. 💔😪😿🌈

M Dawson said...

OH heck. * takes a deep breath * we were only just getting to know you Buddy. You can't just up and LEAVE!! We love you more than words can say and write through sniffs (pathetic) and a lot of tears. We feel bereft, you lost family, we feel we lost the best of friends. We feel there is a huge and empty space in the world right now.

I was reading some of the comments and WOW, you were SO LOVED.

So very VERY loved.

Marjorie and the Cats in New Zealand

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

The road through grief is long, and must be walked alone. I pray your journey comes to a close soon and sad thoughts are transformed to happy memories.

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry that Buddy Budd was needed at the Bridge. He was such a special cat, and what a wonderful life he had there with you all. Thank you, Dad Pete, for loving him so much, and for sharing him with all of us. We send you all lots of love, and gentle purrs and prayers as you mourn the passing of your precious and beloved Buddy Budd. XO

Little Binky and Granny said...

So deeply sorry of the loss of your beloved Buddy Budd, dad Pete and furry furriends. You were such a special Kitty and we're so happy that we were able to celebrate your 20th Birthday with you, but now so sad that you had to leave our planet so short after your special day😿You will live on in our hearts furrever, handsome mancat. It's good to see that you and Angel Kali are reunited again💗Soft Pawkisses for your Dad and fur family🐾😽💞
👼Fly free beautiful Soul💗 Until we meet again.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. Buddy Budd will live forever in our memories. We know Buddy Budd as a boyfriend of Kali, now they are happy together.
Kosmo,
a cat in faraway Finland and his mom.
photofinlandrantasalot.wordpress.com

CATachresis said...

This is heartbreaking news, Pete, and we wanted to come over and share our condolences. Buddy Budd was a superstar and will be terribly missed! Purrs from Austin and Caro ❤️❤️

Fur Everywhere said...

We are so very sorry. Buddy Budd found the most wonderful home with you. We know he was well cared for and much loved. He lived a good and long life. He knew love. We will all miss him. Sending hugs, love, and purrs. <3

Lynn said...

I've only just met Buddy. He looks so wonderful
and obviously he found the home he needed and had
a great life. It is so hard losing a beloved pet.

My Mind's Eye said...

Buddy Bud you surely made all your years with your family very very special and left them with such sweet/funny moments. The kibble bag caper made me giggle.
Run free and w now very healthy body and may you find lots of sunpuddles
Hugs cecilia

KitKat said...

We heard about Buddy Bud's passing and came over to express our deepest condolences.
What a lovely tribute to his life! He was a special boy.
Joan Ryan and Grady Lewis

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

My heart is just broken, Cody's too. We didn't know Buddy Budd as long as many others, but in the few years that we did, we loved him just like everyone else. This is probably one of the most beautiful memorials I have seen for a kitty, and it is so richly deserved. I sure wish Cody and I could be there to bring you some comfort. We are soooo deeply sorry and want you to know how very much our friend Buddy Budd will be missed. Sending love and prayers of comfort (((hugs))) Caren and Cody

Tamago said...

I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Buddy Budd. Those are such wonderful photos and stories about him. He had a loving forever home and long happy life. Sending hugs.

Angela Butz said...

So sorry to hear about Buddy Budd. He was much loved and will be very missed. Fly free. Angel Ali will meet you at the rainbow bridge along with Kali and many Angel Scouts. Hugs, Bunty and Angela

edie said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Sending comforting thoughts.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

First, Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you. Thoughts and purrs are important.

Second, We really loved the story of Buddy Budd's life. We understand. TBT tells us that when The Cat Who Came Before (Skeeter) first was brought to the house, he hid for days. TBT finally lured him out with treats and gave him sritches as he ate.

After that, he was attached like tied to TBT. In fact, he got the name "Skeeter" because he was like a mosquito (a skeeter) staying so close. He had grown up in a small cage in a pet store that was being noisely renovated and when he discovered a whole calm world, he took a while to adjus. But oh, when he did...

So we unnerstand about Buddy Budd's early days. He had a wonderful life with you. And no cat can ask for more...

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. That picture of him looking out the window breaks my heart. He won't be forgotten.

Linda Szymoniak said...

Our furbabies are never with us long enough. So sorry for your loss.

Kinley Westie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Buddy Budd. Sending lots of luv.

Lone Star Cats said...

We're so sorry for your loss. Sending purrs.

Colehaus Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear Buddy Budd was needed at the Bridge. Thank you so much for loving him and sharing him with us and the world. Until we meet again, run fast and fly free, sweetheart.
From all of us at Colehaus Cats.

Vicky said...

So sorry for your loss, sending purrs and big hugs your way.

Peaches and Paprika said...

Hi Dad Pete, I had trouble getting on your site to leave a comment so wrote you a an email last night. I just love that sweet tribute of Buddy Budd, he has the sweetest face ever, and that's so wonderful you gave him such a happy home with lots to do and see. He was obviously quite blissful with you and his treasures and companions. He would not want you to grieve because he is still with you. We are sorry though for this big loss. We send our love, purrs and paw kisses to him over the bridge and to you on earth.

Anonymous said...

Buddy Budd, our condolences to your loving family.
We greeted you here at the Bridge. You are really popular here, all the furs are enjoying your company!
Mama says your grey fur was so beautiful! She loved all your photos, but her favorite is the 2009 catnip pawty! MOL!
Love to you and your Dad and your furmily xoxo

Ætheling and Bootsie said...

Buddy Budd, our condolences to your loving family.
We greeted you here at the Bridge. You are really popular here, all the furs are enjoying your company!
Mama says your grey fur was so beautiful! She loved all your photos, but her favorite is the 2009 catnip pawty! MOL!
Love to you and your Dad and your furmily xoxo
Ætheling and Bootsie

Valentine said...

Mom and I teared up after reading your post and seeing the wonderful tribute you did for your Buddy Budd. Sending hugs of sympurrthy to you and your family.

Chirpy Cats said...

I am so so very sorry for the loss of your sweet fella, Buddy Bud. What beautiful memories you will treasure for always. Sending hugs to you and family. Love and purrs from the Chirpycats xx

Eastside Cats said...

Rest In Peace, Angel Buddy Budd.
Hugs and purrs to your family.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful sweet blue kitty and our hearts are breaking for you. hugs and purrs from all of us.

Herman and Dori said...

Our hearts are broken to hear this! We’ve always loved his name. Your memorial showcasing his life is wonderful. Such a lucky boy to have found his Forever Home with you. He will live forever in our hearts. Our sincere condolences.

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

I'm so very sorry to hear 'bout Buddy's passing. I know how sad this is for you - saying goodbye is always so hard - but take comfort in the fact that you gave Buddy such a good life. He was happy and knew how much he was loved. You were very lucky to have found one another in his time of need. PURRS

hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

So very sorry to hear the news though I loved learning about Buddy Bud's backstory! God he was lucky you came around! And loved the collection of photos too-especially the nip party! Amarula, Frodo and Zulu send lots of love!

Three Chatty Cats said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Buddy Budd. What a handsome boy he was. Sending lots of hugs and purrs. RIP, Buddy.