Farewell Buffy, my friend

Farewell Buffy, my friend

Just a short time ago my cat Buffy passed away.  And I am so sad right now.

Buffy was in the final stages of kidney failure.  I knew she wouldn’t make it through the week.  And over the last twelve hours she went downhill very fast.

This morning I found her lying on the basement floor unable to move.  But when she saw me, she struggled to lift her head off the floor and gave me one weak meow.

So I carried her upstairs, laid her on her bed and placed her beside me.

After a couple of hours, I knew she didn’t have much time so I pet her, told her I loved her and thanked her for letting me share her life these last thirteen years.

A half hour ago, she quietly passed.

I buried her in the garden surrounded by blanket flowers and daylilies.  It’s a nice spot. I think she’ll like it.

I got Buffy and her sister Willow thirteen years ago.  Every day, I drove past a farm on my way to and from work.  And in September 2006, I saw a giant plywood FREE KITTENS sign by the road.  So I pulled in and there they were – two tiny calico kittens curled up together sleeping.

I picked them both up in one hand that’s how small they were. And I brought them home with me.

Of course I named them Buffy and Willow since I’m such a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan.

Willow is the one I told you about who plays fetch. She’s still in the kitten phase. Buffy, on the other hand, left the kitten phase back when she stopped being a kitten. She was content just sitting and purring on my lap while Willow ran around like a maniac.

Oh, poor Willow.  I don’t know what she’s going to do without Buffy.  They’ve been inseparable their whole lives.  I think I’m most sad for her.

Cats can be stubborn, independent and incredibly indifferent to humans.

My friend once gave me a birthday card that had a picture of a cat sitting with its back to the camera.  Inside, the card read “You’re nobody until you’ve been ignored by a cat.”

Ordinarily, that’s very true. But Buffy’s the polar opposite of that – extremely personable and friendly.

Hell, she would even come if I called her.  Both my cats do that.  They’re more dog than cat in that respect.

Losing her is such a blow.  I’m really going to miss Buffy.  And I’m really sad right now.

It doesn’t matter that I knew it was coming.  It still hurts.

But I’m also glad. I’m glad I got to share the last thirteen years with her.  She had a great life. And she certainly filled my life with love — and cat hair.

Farewell, Buffy.  We’re going to miss you.

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23 thoughts on “Farewell Buffy, my friend

  • September 26, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Dang, Dianny. That is a tough thing to handle. They give us unconditional love through our toughest times. My sincere condolences to you and Willow.

  • September 26, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Read your goodbye for Buffy and went straight to my boy Dave to give him some love. Of course he hated it and will be peeved at me for the rest of the day but I had to do it.

    I know that you & Willow will have some tough days ahead, it’s so hard losing that kind of friend.

  • September 26, 2019 at 10:14 am

    “You’re nobody until you’ve been ignored by a cat.”

    Care package for you and Willow on its way, so check your mail.

    Its time for a new cat/friend.

    Isaiah 41:10
    Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Matthew 5:4
    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

  • September 26, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Pretty calico. You make me miss Buffy! {hugs} to you & {pets} for Willow.

  • September 26, 2019 at 11:07 am

    I have to go somewhere in a few minutes, so crying wasn’t in the plan. However, I think tears over a beloved pet are worth it.

    I’m sorry for your loss, and happy for your thirteen years.

    • September 26, 2019 at 2:45 pm

      So sorry for your loss. Sometimes we just have to sit and hurt. Prayers and love for you as you grieve. God Bless

      • September 26, 2019 at 7:05 pm

        My wife and I are sad to hear of your loss. We just recently adopted three kittens, one a beautiful calico like Buffy. Buffy will always be with you.

  • September 26, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    I’m so sorry. My condolences to you and the other babies.
    Beautiful lil thing, the colors of ice cream. 🙂

  • September 26, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    So sorry. It’s very hard to lose a cherished pet. Scarlett. My calico collapsed suddenly.
    Her heart was weak. She died before we could get her to the vet.

    Take care of yourself. My deepest condolences.

  • September 26, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    I lost my coal-black cat, Lightning, to kidney failure in July. He was close to 20 yrs old. I miss him dearly, not ready to look for a replacement. He always woke me up at 6:00 a.m. with a tap on my face. If that did not work, a cold, wet nose on my cheek. I sympathize with you.

    • September 26, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      My deepest condolences they are a integral part of the family. I personally a couple of years ago had to have 3 put down in a 3 week period. I now have two Kitty’s I adopted both right after my house wasn’t the same with out them in my life. Again my deepest condolences.

  • September 26, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I’ve always found consolation in believing that there will come the day when I cross that bridge that there will be some four legged critters who were terribly spoiled during their time down here expecting that next treat from my hand.

  • September 26, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of your loss; praying for you and Willow. Buffy will be waiting for you at The Bridge.

  • September 26, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    sorry for your loss, it is hard, she was your child,,,,RIP Buffy, I do think she would like the flowers

  • September 26, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I hate hearing about people losing their beloved pets, and the stories about how they acquired their pet. A feral came our way and after a month of coaxing, feeding, and being kind to the cat, she’s the best thing that has happened to us in a long time after losing our dog. So, I am sorry for your loss, it’s a difficult thing to handle. Just damn.

  • September 26, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    So sorry you lost your dear Buffy. What a wonderful friend you had in her. Thinking of you and Willow.

  • September 26, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Blessings Dianny, it hurts so bad to lose our loved critters…..

  • September 26, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    I once could care less about cats, that is until Fluffer came to live with us. He I think like Buffy kinda grows on you. I am sorry about Buffy and for your loss but sounds like the cat had a great life and was well loved.

  • September 26, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    I ache for you. My dear, goofy cat Ralph (a girl) has been gone for 30 years but I still miss her. Sigh…

  • September 27, 2019 at 4:38 am

    So sorry to hear that you lost Buffy. She is waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.

    • September 28, 2019 at 6:01 am

      I’m sorry. I got the cat names switched. So sad about your loss. We lost our original six fur babies in two or so years. Hardest thing to do, we miss them every day. Hope the biopsy is negative too.

  • September 27, 2019 at 10:52 am

    I’m sorry for the loss of your kitty cat.
    Your commentary is the first I read every morning.
    May god bless and keep you.

  • September 28, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your kitty. Being a life-long kitty lover I know what you’re feeling. I had to put down my 16 yr old kitty last year. They’re family and it never gets any easier. Each one with their quirky little personalities are a gift that brings so much joy to our lives. I hope you and Willow have many more years together full of lots of love and purring.

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