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Every Life Should Be Blessed with a Little Buddy

Filed under: Motivation — by at 9:32 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2013

My new kitty BuddyWith a mix of happy and sad tears, I would like to introduce Faith’s successor: Buddy!

The Kitty Stork (aka foster mom Wendy) delivered Buddy to us Friday evening after I had a successful adoption interview that morning, which really wasn’t much of an interview at all. I think emailing a list of blog posts about Faith to the Application Manager helped to demonstrate my capacity to be a loving kitty mommy. Winking smile

Darrell and I then made a quick trip to the pet supply store for the essentials and not-so-essentials in preparation for the Kitty Stork’s arrival:

The spoils of the first shopping trip for Buddy

That shopping trip was fun! Obviously, he will be loved lots.

Buddy sleeping on the couchOnly a little is known about Buddy’s background: his family could not afford him and chose to surrender him a few weeks ago. Because he is so cuddly and affectionate, I have no doubt that was a heartbreaking decision for them. But surrendering him to a lady who assists people on low incomes with their pets, who in turn handed him over to Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue (VOKRA), was the best decision for this little guy. He will be well cared for and neutered; he won’t be contributing to the unwanted cat population.

Because VOKRA fosters all of their kitties in homes, I was concerned about getting to various homes to view the kitties. Yet, once again the Universe came through: Wendy had her first husband- and daughter-free weekend in years. She brought the kitty, formerly known as Sterling, to me on the agreement that I would be honest and tell her if he wasn’t the right kitty for me. As if! It was instant love.

Buddy is likely a Russian Blue, at least in part. His guessimated birth date is June 1st, making him now four months old. He is full of energy, as well as affection and purrs.

Buddy on Darrell's lapFor seventeen year, Darrell claimed that he is not a cat person. Within twenty-four hours, Buddy had blown hubby’s cover! Buddy jumps up on his lap for cuddles, pats and purrs. Darrell might not be a cat person, but he is definitely a Buddy person. Who knew! Smile

Buddy on Glenda's lapWhy Buddy?

The non-cat person started calling him Buddy until I could come up with a more suitable name. I didn’t have any potential names in mind when he arrived; I wanted to wait for the little guy to tell me who he is.

After a name like Faith, I kept thinking this little one needed a more significant name than Buddy. Upon further thought, I realized that everyone should be a blessed with a good, reliable friend who is there through the happy and sad times, the good and bad. A buddy. What is more significant than that! 

Welcome Buddy!

Buddy working it for the camera!

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Comment by Meike

October 3, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

Welcome Buddy!
I can’t wait to hear more…

Comment by Suzie Cheel

October 3, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

I love that Darryl had become a cat person and so happy for you that you now have a new buddy- I love the name and he is beautiful

Comment by Wendy Kuramoto

October 3, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

I have been a Foster, a volunteer and a champion of Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue for over two years. I have been blessed to have fostered almost 100 cats/kittens throughout this two years. I can honest say that none of those kittys was as outgoing, unshakeable, cuddley or soft as Buddy. I can also say that I have been witness to little miracles of fate and I truly believe this match was just that. Sometimes all the details align and somehow something perfect occurs. Buddy was always yours he just needed to find his way to you! Thank you for loving him Glenda (and Darrel!!) I hope he brings you 25 years of endless cuddles, vigorous laughter, contentment and true companionship. In turn, you and Darrel will give him unconditional love, safety, warmth and true companionship.
I love being part of his and your story!
Hugs to you and Darrel and a kiss on the nose to Buddy for me!
The Kitty Stork

Comment by Debb Dickie

October 3, 2013 @ 11:36 pm

I’m so happy for you Glenda … I know how hard it is to lose your furbaby … Buddy came to you for a reason … to help you heal, smile and laugh again, like only a sweet little fur buddy can 🙂 xo

Comment by Nancy

October 4, 2013 @ 3:33 am

Welcome home, Buddy!

Comment by Sheila Scarborough

October 4, 2013 @ 6:26 am

He’s very handsome; I’m so happy for all 3 of you!

Comment by jo holzer

October 4, 2013 @ 8:09 am

What a happy, warm story! Buddy really does looklike my Toby when I was a child . I am so happy for you…receiving the perfect pet on the first try. Another good omen! Enjoy cuddling and laughing with him!

Comment by S Emerson

October 4, 2013 @ 9:47 am

Hi Buddy. Nice to meet you!

Comment by Spashionista (Alicia)

October 4, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

I am SO happy that you opened your heart to another furbaby! Buddy is beautiful and he’s lucky to have such great parents (even the “non-cat-person”)! Thank you for rescuing Buddy, Little Sister. It makes my day to read posts like this!


Comment by Rainer Proksch

October 15, 2013 @ 5:28 am

It feels good to hear your story. These little cuties really makes a great companion for humans. They love, care and support us more in return to the love and care that we give them. Pets have the capability to make a our life happy and stress free.

Comment by Lorelle

October 24, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

Buddy is a beautiful name, and more appropriate than you may realize right now. Faith and Buddy. What else could you need?

Oh, yeah, Darrell. Hmm, boyfriend, you need a name change to fit in. 😀

Miss you both and hopefully we can catch up soon and I can get some kitty snugs as well as hugs. Loves!

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