...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
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.