Nicknames: Bonnie Blue, Buddah, Mouth of the South, too numerous to list!
Coloration: Gray and White
Likes: He loved cuddles, food, treats and belly rubs
Pet-Peeves: Other cats - he'd kick their butts if he had a chance
Favorite Toy: Stuffed fish
Favorite Nap Spot: Anywhere comfortable and in a sunny spot
Favorite Food: Tuna
Skills: He could tell time. He knew exactly when it was time to eat and when it was time for treats. Daylight savings time really screwed him up for a couple weeks ;o)
Arrival Story: I adopted Bono and his brother, Buster, from my former boss. These kitties, along with their mom and littermates, had been barn cats. I was only going to adopt one but my boss brought them both to work so that I could meet them and choose. Bono loved his brother so much and kept leaning against him and rubbing his head on him, that I couldn't separate them! Once I got them home, they were pampered little princes and treated like royalty. Bono was really neurotic when he was little and would be running through the house at full speed and then suddenly stop, drop and start grooming himself furiously! It took me forever to get he and his brother trained not to get on the kitchen table and counters and I would routinely come down the hall in the morning and catch them sleeping on the placemats. But Bono was my true love and I miss him every day. I was hysterical when I lost him and I cried every day for at least 2 or 3 weeks. In the evening when I was in the shower was the worst time and I just couldn't hold it together. But one night as I was getting out of the shower, drying off and blubbering like a fool, a little voice popped into my head and said "He's with me...he's OK and he's with me". It was my cousin, to whom I'd been extremely close, and lost over 20 years ago. That is the one thing that finally made me feel better. That, and pouring myself into making little tributes to my beloved kitty. My sister shared a beautiful poem with me that I put together with my favorite pictures of Bono, and I also made a lovely mosaic from my very favorite picture of him. He's buried in my back yard, where I plant a beautiful flower garden for him each year, which he would love! I still miss him every day and have chosen to honor him by opening my home to cats in need and fostering them until they can find their forever homes. Even though he didn't like other cats, I feel like he's very pleased that I do this in his honor.
Each player starts with seven random facts about themselves. Cats who are tagged need to write about themselves (the seven random facts) as well as the rules in their diary. You need to select seven cats to tag and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment (via p-mail) telling them that they've been tagged and that they need to read your diary for more information. My family is going to play by altered rules and we are not going to tag other kitties. Mom was on vacation for a week and came home to a mail box full of 'tags'
MY SEVEN FACTS
1. I HATED other cats when I was alive!! I like them now at the Bridge.
2. I loved lying in boxes. I could cram myself into really small boxes.
3. The sound of a can opener could bring me running from anywhere!
4. Caramel swirl ice cream was one of my favorite foods.
5. Tuna and half and half were my absolute favorites.
6. I was my mom's favorite :o)
7. I was able to tell time so I could remind mom when it was time for treats and dinner.
Four years ago today I left my mom and my brother (and Aunt Tammy and Mimi) to cross the Rainbow Bridge. It was very sudden and unexpected, which I think is why my mom's heart was broken for so long.
My mom's cousin, Jackie, was waiting here for me. Thank goodness, because I wasn't really sure what to do. I tried to let mom know, but I couldn't get it through to her. Finally Jackie did and mom felt a little better. Still, it was an awfully long time before she could talk about me, even the good things, without crying.
Mom is better now, she knows that I'm happy and have a great life here at the Bridge, waiting until she joins me. I met my lady love here, Kassie, and she has made my life at the Bridge complete. We have a wonderful time together and our circle of friends grows each day. I still miss my mom and my brother, but I know that we will be together again one day. Until then, I'm having a great time and am so happy for all the friends Caster has brought into my life!