Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Unexpected sadness

Our family has had a tough day today. This morning, our beloved cat Buddy had a stroke. We took him to the Purdue Animal Hospital emergency clinic, but ultimately made the decision to have him put down. One of the hardest decisions I've made. We took the kids out of school so they could say goodbye. Buddy was part of our family for 13 years. We got him when Tori turned 2. Aaron is 11, so he's never known a home without Buddy. One of our friends always referred to him as "America's Favorite Kitty." 

He was a huge cat, tipping the scales at 25 pounds. But that didn't keep him from wanting to snuggle on your lap every chance he got.

If you were home sick, he was a constant companion.

The only thing he maybe loved more than a warm lap was laying in the sunshine streaming through the patio door.

He was also quite fond of laying wherever you didn't want him to:
on projects,

on the bed while you we're tying to make it,

on newspapers, magazines, books, or even your face, especially if you were trying to read.

He also loved snuggling with Diego, another of our cats, who I fear is really going to miss Buddy a lot.

Rest in peace, Buddy. You will be sorely missed.

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