Four months ago today, Darrell and I welcomed a grey ball of energy into our home. It was love at first sight (of course!)
Buddy (aka Bud, Budmeister and Budweiser) has grown way too fast. Heâ€™d awake from a nap and seemed like he had grown yet again. Heâ€™s now a sturdy 9-10lb kitty; our stocky, muscular linebacker who is continually into everything, except when he is asleep.
There have been plant mishaps. Except for one spider baby that remains in ICU, all of the spider plants have been annihilated with potting soil scattered everywhere.
The 6-foot fig tree Robert Plant received an unplanned pot upgrade when he and Buddy tangoed and his terra cotta pot smashed. His new pot is plastic with a layer of pie plates and sticky tape to keep the Budmeister from digging in the soil.
(That space atop the wall above Robertâ€¦yeah, Buddy gets up there too, particularly when Darrell and I are in the kitchen and he has been removed from the counter too many times. Bud just likes being wherever his people are.)
In addition to being part Russian Blue, he is also part Maine Coon â€“ indicated by his large paws and his love of water. Keeping him off of the kitchen counter would be much easier if there wasnâ€™t a sink.
At times I am convinced Buddy is channelling his big sister Faith, who I dearly miss every day.
Buddy has not replaced Faith; no one ever will and she will remain in my heart. My baby forever.
I am beginning to learn Buddy-ese and how he communicates (a little less with his sharp teeth would be great). We have fun playing with his wand toy in the living room and the mice in the bed. When I am working, he is either on my desk or atop my bookcase; never too far. He still sleeps at the foot of the bed; hopefully that will change and he will cuddle more. He definitely knows how, particularly when he is hungry in the morning and he works his cuddly, affectionate self.
I am grateful that Buddy found his way to Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue (VOKRA) and then to me. I am convinced the Universe was holding onto him for me until his forever home was ready.
I am looking forward to getting to know you better and to enjoying our time together. I am glad you are home, forever, Buddy!
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