Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Buddha, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Maplewood, NJ  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 14 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed-cat rescue

November 14th 1994

Gray and White

My pillow

The child

Favorite Toy:
The child

Favorite Nap Spot:
my side of the bed

Favorite Food:
Savory Salmon


Arrival Story:
I was looking for a dog and I saw Buddha at the rescue. I mulled it over for awhile but by the time I got around to saying I'd foster him, someone had already taken him in. Just as I was about to go back to the rescue I got a call from the rescue saying "don't do anything, he is spraying and the family doesn't know if they'll keep him". 2 days later I got a call saying he was back at the rescue if I'd like to foster him. I was there in 15 minutes to pick him up. I brought him home, set him in front of the litter and his food and went to sit on the couch to watch tv. The next thing I knew there was a head rubbing the top of my head then paws on my shoulder and loud purring. I went back that afternoon and signed the adoption papers.

He still sprays occasionally but my husband has said they are only things that can be replaced if need be.

Forums Motto:
If there's food, I'm in

He saved our baby once. She was a week old and was with us in her bassinet and the bedroom door was closed. I woke to him scratching and meowing and trying to open the door. Then to a thudding sound. I got out of bed and touched the baby's head and when I did, I shifted her and she vomit all over the bassinet. I let him in the bedroom and the next morning he was lying down facing her fully awake and had a bump on his head. He charged the door to wake us because he knew there was something wrong.

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Thank you All

November 22nd 2010 8:37 am
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It is with sadness that tell you that our sweet Buddha was sent to heaven at 8:58am 11/22/10. All of his human family was there to say good bye and mommy got to kiss him one last time. Although it broke mommy's heart, she couldn't stay in the room but our friend and vet Dr. Doug promised to hold him while he left us. He will be brought home to stay with us some time next week.

Thank you for all of your prayer and thoughts. He really did like the fuss as I sat him on my lap and read him your wishes.

Buddha's mommy,




November 21st 2010 2:27 pm
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I am so happy that my mom is getting my favorite dinner. She told my replacement to go and get Boston Market chicken. I know what I want....I want chicken and corn and mashie potatoes and to sit on mommy's lap and eat it all up. I might let her have a bite or two. I am getting excited to go to the bridge now. Mommy knows it's getting closer too. She looks at me so tired and not wanting to move and is okay. I couldn't make the litter box but she didn't yell and my replacement didn't say a word either. They just picked me up and brought me to the bed and then went and cleaned it up. That is one thing I will say about my replacement. He sometimes yelled when he caught me spraying but just cleaned it up and said that it came with the territory. He's a good replacement and will do good things for my mommy.

Her daughter is nice too. She likes to bonk me back. I told her that when she can't see me anymore and I'm off to heaven, if she feels a bonk it's me. The child yells a lot now. She lashes out more but mommy understands. Her child is only 3. She's a good girl and she is lucky to have her mommy and daddy. Well it's time for me to eat now. Maybe more tonight.


Knock Knock, who is it, it's God and I want to thank you.

November 21st 2010 6:42 am
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My mommy woke up today smiling. I guess she finally has the peace I had when she brought me home, loved me all these years and then told me everything was going to be okay. She is making a breakfast that she used to make when it was just us. I can't wait to get into the eggs and pancakes again. She also mentioned bacon but I don't think so....(I hope I'm wrong I hope I'm wrong). I have had lot of purrrayers and mommy is reading every one to me. I think this rainbow bridge thing seems like a cool place. I'm looking forward to it.

My first mommy might be there waiting for me. I'll love her and tell her I missed her but I think I'm going to wait around until this mommy comes. When this mommy comes I'll say the same and wait for her little girl. That's who my real person is.

After all of the frightening things that I had to go through, my purpose in life was this....to help mommy's little girl understand the unconditional love of a companion, to learn how to treat any creature with kindness, and to believe that there is a destiny in this world and everything happens for a reason. I picked my mommy because before I was born, her grandfather (whom I can't wait to tell him all the stories when he was looking over the other members of her family) said to me "you are the soul that has to find them. I have this little girl soul here and I think you two need each other. She needs you to start her journey and you need her to end yours. You'll be back and I can't wait to hear all about it".

I will write more tonight and maybe even tomorrow before I go.

Thank you all for your purrrayers.

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