Arrival Story: Buddy Boy came to us when my husband & I bought the house we live in now. We live in the country, so it was not uncommon for people to drop cats off and leave them. He was hungry, but he would hiss at us as he was walking toward us to feed him. He finally became quite a special cat to us. He would have nothing to do with anyone else in the neighborhood. My Bichon was just a puppy then & Buddy Boy took to her right away. They became best friends. He never liked to come in the house much, so he stayed outside except for in the winter when it was really terribly cold. We built him a winter home under our deck so he could keep warm in the winter since he didn't like being in the house much. When the lake froze in the winter, I would watch him walk across the lake. We had him for 12 special years, and in May of this year(2007) he let me pet & play with him in the yard and then he walked away to the woods and we have never seen him since. I miss him dearly and I still look for him when I walk the dog or am out in the garden, or for him just to show up at the door at feeding time. My Husband keeps telling me he is gone, But I still hope.