Eight years ago, when our late cat Marsh passed away, I never in a million years thought I’d want to own another cat. He was a deeply loved member of our family, and we all walked around in crying comas for weeks after he passed away. He’d been with us a long time, and somehow it just didn’t seem right to replace him. Fast forward a year later, and we quickly learned that living in the country almost demands you need at least one cat to keep the mice at bay (sorry, it’s kind of a fact of country life.) So we opened up our minds, not necessarily our hearts, to finding a new cat.
I didn’t think my heart could take on falling in love with another pet. I was scared that we’d go through the same emotions all over again – and my still heavy heart just couldn’t take the beating. It was a necessity, so we did it anyway. I knew that a rescue cat was the way to go (that’s how we’d found Marsh) and so we looked around to try and find one. My husband’s aunt had recently found a litter of kittens, so the girls chose one and brought him home.
I think it took us about a month of going through every crazy name under the sun and we still never found the perfect name for him. Somehow, without it even being considered, everyone just started calling him “Buddy” because we had no idea what to call him. So it stuck.
This sweet little kitten, that I had no intentions of falling in love with, tip toed into our hearts somehow. I had no idea that saving him would be so healing – but it was. Our joy returned little by little watching him grow into the funny creature that chases its tail way more than it chases mice. But we wouldn’t have it any other way.
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