Arrival Story: After Little Alfie died. I was devastate and was writing his diary one night when for some unknown reason I decided to have a look on Gumtree.com to see if there were any kittens for sale. I spotted an ad that had 3 ginger boys and 2 tabby girls for sale. It had only been on the website for 3 hours, and I phoned straight away, but the nice lady, Charlotte, at the other end of the phone said that they all already had viewings arranged for the next day. She said the phone had not stopped ringing since the ad had been placed. I said “Oh well if it isn’t meant to be, it isn’t meant to be”.
I told her all about little Alfie and we chatted for about half hour. An hour later the phone rang and Charlotte phoned to say that there had been a cancellation and that she wondered if I would like to come for a viewing. I said yes immediately and arranged to meet Charlotte the next day at 11am.
I knew all the way over there that it was a mistake to go and look. I was still very raw and hurting. I wasn’t really sure if I was ready for another kitten just yet, but I couldn’t resist the urge to go and have a look. All the way there I kept telling myself I shouldn’t be going, but I was already in “no choice” mode.
There were 3 little ginger boys and I picked up one and put him down to have a look at the others. Then I picked up the 2nd ginger boy and when he looked into my face he just let out such a great big meow that I didn’t bother to look at the other one because in that one single moment this cute tiny furbaby had already stolen my heart.
That’s how Buzz ended up with his furever home and his new humans.
Oh My God. Samoa posted in her diary that you are Angel Dreamboat #61. This is such good news amongst all the sadness surrounding Catster. I only realised last night and was so chuffed.
I was looking at your photos last night and I started to cry again it makes me so sad when I think of what happened to you. If only I had called you back in that night when you slipped through the catflap. I have played it over and over in my head so many times but it always ends the same - you never come back. How I miss you.
Then we got the news that the Catster Community isn't closing like we thought. None of us know yet what the Catster Community will be like, if it will be the same or if there will be major changes, but it's not closing and that can only mean good news. I just can't bear the thought of yours and Little Alfie's profile pages not being there anymore. My friend Laura saved them for me on Wayback Machine and I am very grateful as I was panicking that I wouldn't be able to save them. There is all the same something very special about them being viewed on Catster. It's a magical place is Catster, a wonderful, extraordinarily beautiful, magical place.
Buzz I so miss you and Alfie. You are both in my heart with all our other furs past and present forever.
Happy Birthday baby. I wish you were still here with us. I miss you so much.
Boo has been enjoying her birthday but I know that she would have enjoyed it more if you were here too.
I think about you all the time and I remember the last time I saw you. You had just bounced through the catflap came running up to is, squeaked with excitement turned and went out again, I was about to call you in but decided to let you enjoy yourself. I've played that over and over in my head so many times. If only I had called you. If only....
Wherever you are Buzz. Fly free and know that you were truly loved.
You especially Buzz have been playing on my mind. I cannot help thinking that you are out there somewhere, lost. I know it's because there was no body, but I do have your collar that the man from the railway found on the line. I suppose you could have just lost your collar and wandered off somewhere, and you could now be safe, living with another family.
I know it's an irrational thought, Buzz, but it nags at me sometimes and when it does it really niggles into my brain. I can't help it something about what happened just doesn't feel right and I can't put my finger on why that is. Whatever the reason Buzz, I can't make it go away........