Monday, November 15, 2010

BUFFY ....R I P .... 15/11/2010

BUFFY Lou Lou...Aged 15
...aka ... Buffy the Rat Slayer

Sadly we lost dear Buffy today .... she went down hill rapidly during this past week and our fears were confirmed by the vet. She no longer even wanted to lap chicken water, so we had to reluctantly let her go so that she could make her final journey .... to cat heaven.

Buffy came to us fourteen and a half years ago as a 5 month old kitten ....our first rescued cat ....most likely born in the wild ...with a love of potato peelings ... probably acquired through raiding bins to stay alive.
She survived the first meeting with our then resident ginger felines, Sushi and Tigger but suffered a torn ear and a bitten neck for her troubles. There was no love lost between them ... ever .... Tigger moved out to be with my son and sadly Sushi died in 2005.
As the years went by and our feline family grew, Buffy became a little bit of a loner ... choosing her own space inside and out side the house .... never the Alfa female ...rarely playing with the others ... never suffering feline fools gladly... especially the new arrivals ... and growled at children who got too close.
She did however love to frequent a warm lap ... when it was her choice to do so and had a purr that could warm the coldest cat haters heart. She loved her head, jowls and chin being rhythmically scratched but giving a tummy rub was for those with a lack of judgement and fear ... or those sporting a thick pair of gloves.

All our cats are special to us .... she will be greatly missed ...even by a few of the felines who have managed to become closer to her as she mellowed with age.

RIP Buffy xx


Tuesday 16th
I cannot believe it....several of the cats seem to be in mourning today ...the worst is Bilbo ...who I thought was her arch enemy .... she obviously was closer to the others than I had realized...how I wish I could explain things to them.

12 comments:

LadyBug said...

so sorry to hear this news! I know how much your feline babies mean to you. I'm sure she will be happy in cat heaven chasing all the rats she can :)

Ann said...

I'm so sorry to hear your news, Angie. Better that she doesn't suffer any longer. Your words show how much she will be missed.
Take care.

Bettythebaglady said...
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Bettythebaglady said...

I will try again with better spelling and my head screwed on correctly. Sending a hug especially in memory of Buffy XXX Betty

Morning's Minion said...

There is something special about each feline and each is to be treasured in memory.
You wrote a lovely tribute to her--I was nodding as I read it, feeling that I had met her.

Cardarian said...

Oh what sad news and what a lovely cat she was...I am sure she is now happily purring in cat heaven!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Jocelyn said...

Oh I am so sorry for your loss...what a beautiful kitty!!!!

You are in my thoughts today!!!

Wanda..... said...

Sorry you lost a friend!

Arkansas Patti said...

Aw, I am so very sorry. Those who don't own pets can't realize how much they become a part of the fabric of our lives.
She was lucky to have found you and could enjoy so much lap time.
Pets do morn their roommates. I have seen it happen before.
My thoughts are with you.

Carmen said...

Oh she sounds like such a character - you could not have picked a better name for her.

So sorry to read she is gone but my goodness Angie what a good age. How lucky was she to be rescued by your family. I know what you mean when you talk about your cats. I still miss my 3 that are no longer with me, I'll always miss having a cat companion. I swear though as with all of mine, I bet she knew it was her time and I bet she said goodbye in her own way.

Big hugs.

Peter said...

Hi Angie,
Thinking of you, and all of us from this end of the world do send our sincere sympathy. Big Hugs
Peter and Laura, Nigella and Ginger xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ahh, very touching post Angie; I got tears in my eyes when I got to the part about the other cats missing her :-(
Anne xx