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13 years of laughter, comfort and joy, Buddy will forever be my best little pal forever. I miss my little boy so much, chasing bugs, sitting in the window sills, watching birds, and especially sitting on the couch watching tv with me and sleeping on the bed with me at night. 6/14/09; Hey Stinker, it's been 1 month now since I had to let you go. Do you hear me at night saying " it's time for bed"? I tell you all the time, in the house and at your resting place just outside YOUR room, " I love you Buddy; I'll always love my Buddy boy". I hope you hear me up there....Love,Dad. 6/17/09 BUDDY'S STORY: It was a day in 1996, summer I think, I was making a bank deposit at the Chase Bank @ 22nd & Wilmot in Tucson, when I spotted asmall white furball in the bushes. I tried to catch him, but couldn't. The next day, I looked, but didn't see him. As I was leaving, I gave the "kitty" call.Nothing. Giving up, I started to get back into the car, when I heard a very faint mew. I called again, trying to isolate where he was. Couldn't. Leaving again. Again, a faint mew. This time I located him buried among the cactus in the drive-thru median, to escape coyotes I guess. He was so weak from hunger I fished him out with a stick. He was covered with ants and fleas. I put him in a paper bag after getting the ants off, and had 13 wonderful years of unconditional love. He died knowing how much I loved him.6/30/09-Hey stinker, I sure miss you Buddy boy,I miss you so much. Then I missed your candle lighting ceremony, you know how bad my memory can get. Maybe they
will send it to me. In 2 weeks a new pal will come to live here. His room will be the tv room,not your room,Flipper is his name.7/6/09-Flipper is here, & he is the opposite of you, from color to his taste in food. He is still a baby tho, he craves attention.love,dad.7/22/09 It's been 2 months now since you went to RainbowsBridge, and I still love and miss you so much BUDDY. Flipper is adapting well, and he wants to get into "Uncle Buddy's" stuff.He smells you, and hunts for you at night to come out and play. Although I love him too, you will always be my special little boy, and I can't wait to hold you and give you some petting once again--love,dad 8/20/09--hey sweet buddy boy! O how I miss you little boy! Flipper plays a lot, and he helps me a lot, but he can never take your place. Although I love him a lot too, he is special in his own way. I tell you I miss you more than once every day, I love you so much still...love, dad 9/25/09 gee, i can't believe it's been 4 months since you had to go, your last day with me seems like it was yesterday. i miss you more each day little boy, i hope you can feel all my love at the bridge. do you hear me telling you i love you BUDDY? come see me,ok?love dad 10/7/09 My sweet little boy: I can hardly believe it's been almost 5 months since you had to leave me. I still miss you so much, more each day it seems. I long for you so much BUDDY. Yes I tell you each day I love you, 3 or 4 times, I hope you hear me. I heard that our pets have an afterlife too, and that they visit us from time to time; please come see me little boy...love dad 12/o9/09--It's almost Christmas little boy, my 1st in 13 years without you. It's hard knowing you're not going to be diving into your Christmas stocking, getting your treats and new toys. But I do have the pictures of your last Christmas with me last year. I've been remembering when I first found you, that day in 1996, I miss you so much BUDDY. I still love you little boy;love dad-2/01/10 It's been nearly 1 whole year since you had to go. Your presence is so strong in the house that your last day seems like yesterday. I keep thinking of all the things I should've done, some on that last day. But you were so weak little boy, I don't think you would have made it through the night. I hated to leave you and go to work-hated it! I tell you I love you EVERY TIME I pass by your grave outside, and when I see you at the bridge site; you're my home page little boy. I love & miss you BUDDY**love dad May 11, 2010 @ 8:20 am; My sweet precious BUDDY, my #1 little boy! How I miss you stinker! I still love you so much! It has been 1 whole year today @ 8:40 am that I had to let you go and end your pain and suffering. The cancer that killed you had robbed you of your ability to eat and drink, you were so weak, but still showed your love for me. In your memory BUDDY, I've rescued a 6 month old kitten from UPS that was doomed to be killed by them. Just like I saved you, I will save "Apache", and he will have a home soon, either with a family to love him or with Flipper & us. I call him Apache because he is wild & free just like an Apache boy was. We have some work to do to tame him down; maybe you can visit him some night and tell him all is well here, don't be afraid. Come see me again sweet boy, I love you BUDDY**love,Dad**/7-5-2010;Hey Little Boy, Flipper is doing real well, he is my baby-boy, a real sweet kitty: Apache, the little guy I rescued in your memory is living up to his name! He still is not tamed down enough to get him to a vet, but does that boy LOVE TO PLAY!!!I sure miss you BUDDY, a day does not go by where I don't think of you or tell you I love and miss you; I love you stinker: love Dad** 10/23/2010--I love you Buddy-boy! The other night I had a wonderful dream. I was in some kind of classroom, we all wore white, everything was in white. We broke for lunch, and I stayed behind to look for you; you had hid. I found you behind a clothes rack: I picked you up, held you, hugged and petted you, and heard you purr for me. I distinctly remember thinking, "how can this be when you're gone?" And I definetly remember saying out loud,"Lord, if this is a dream, I thank You for it." I sure hope I got to see you, touch you again. I found a home for Apache, the kitten I rescued in your memory. I let him take your rope toy, he really liked it. I thought you wouldn't mind. See you Little Boy--love, dad.1/01/11; Another Christmas has passed, my 2nd without you since 1996. It was hard to get into the "spirit" this year. Mom got really sick twice in 2010. Flipper really helped me get through the holidays. My cousin Carrie might be looking for you up there, little boy; you'll like her. I'll talk to you later BUDDY: daddy still loves you and misses you very much.*1/19/2011--Hey little boy, I forgot to tell you that Flipper has been using your covered potty since he's been here. I had tossed it in the trash the day you left me, but I dug it out just before the truck picked up. This makes me feel you're still with me in a way, I know you don't mind. I still love & miss you sweet boy: love, dad.>3/15/2011....Saturday was a tough day for me BUDDY;I got the grill out for a BBQ, and the memories came back in a flood. I remember how much you loved grilled steak, and how you came out from hiding when you heard me get the grill out: I felt so very close to you that day best little boy in the whole world & daddy loves you and misses you very much!..love, dad Well, here it is that time again: today is May 9, 2011...........On Wed., the 11th, it will be 2 years since I had to let you go and end your pain and suffering; but mine continues. I miss you so much every day little boy. Not 1 day goes by that I don't think of you, and tell you I still love you. Today Flipper crawled into your perch on the floor level, and took a nap with me. I still have many of your "Buddy Hairs" stored around the house. When I find them on clothes still, I leave them there becauseit makes me feel you are close to me; I just can't see you. Daddy still loves you BUDDY./05/12/2011.........Yesterday was tough little boy. To observe the 2nd anniversary of our parting, I got your photo album down, and looked at your pictures, and made notations on the index cards. I named all your favorite games to play, and filled out more "reflections" cards. Dad will NEVER forget you sweet boy. bye for now.love,dad/>09-07-2014....A review of the past 5 years; Rescued Apache from UPS & found him a home,rescued lost kitty Smoky 6 months ago, and just found her a new home of her own, Big Boy was killed by coyotes. Flipper is doing very well here, Snippy still comes around to get snacks. Mom left us October 2012. I am retired now, and when I remember them, i make notes to put in your photo album. I still tell you I love and miss you when I pass by your resting place that is in full view of YOUR room! Talk to you later little boy; love-dad//..1/9/2015.........I miss you so much Buddy! The kitty you sent to comfort me, Flipper, is doing a real good job. Big Boy is gone, coyotes got him this past summer; Snippy is still coming over for snacks; another kitty is coming at night to eat, i call him "little homeless kitty", he is very skittish like Big boy was at first. Wait for me little boy, I'll be along one of these days to play with you some more. LOVE dad>>May 10, 2015-Mother's Day today, just like it was 6 years ago. Tomorrow is May 11; the day I had to say goodbye to you and end your pain and horrible suffering. I miss you so much Buddy, my little boy forever! Dad still loves you! I hope you hear me up there when I talk to you at your resting place here at home. Flipper is great company, he eases the pain of your loss, but I still wish you were with me.I will never forget you, still look at all your pictures, and just remember our good times. There is still a whole bunch of your hair in the rug under the bed, I won't remove it; makes me feel as if part of you is still here with me. Flipper doesn't get on that part when he gets under the bed. I have a baggie full of your hair, some I snipped off and put in your photo album. When my time comes you will be put in the grave with me- it's already set up. Until later Buddy....love Dad.>>7 NOV 2015>Hey Buddy! there are 3 new kitties hanging out here now; a momma I call "frisky", a male kitten who looks like his poppa "big boy" I call "snoopy" and his sister I call "snippy". Flipper doesn't like them, but little snoopy loves Flipper and pals up to him constanly. I still love you and miss you bunches! love; dad.>>May 11, 2016; well that day is here again my sweet boy: it's been 7 years since we had to let you go to sleep and escape the pain you were in. A young female (snippy) gave birth to 4 kittens on the back porch last month. One of them looks just like you! All white, and of course I've named him "Buddy". They are about weaned, so I've got to find them homes real soon because I can't afford to feed all of them and Flipper too. I still love you BUDDDY, and miss you more than ever....love you, dad.>>Bad news Buddy; young Snoopy is gone, and also 2 of Frisky's new kittens. Maybe they will find their way to you at "the Bridge". Snippy & Frisky really miss their "bubba"; he never once tried to fight Flipper, he was a good kitty, and I miss him too. Snippy's 4 kittens are about ready to find their own forever homes. love you,miss you; dad.>>July 5,2016...hey little boy! A few days ago little Snippy had a scrap with a rattlesnake. Her little face was all swelled up, and I thought she was a gonner for sure. She came crying to me and stayed on the back porch the whole weekend. The only thing I could do was pray for her; and she pulled through it! I guess the snake didn't get her bad enough, and a cat-loving angel came down & healed her.LOVE YOU.....DAD.xx10/17/2016>>the little girl Snippy had 1 baby stillborn due to snakebite shortly after, but she just had 2 healthy kittens, a tiger-color (striped) and a calico rose (cream). Her momma picks on her, she picks on the 2 adults & the 4 kittens. It's a kitty"Peyton Place"; you would get a kick out their shenanigans. Be watching for me little boy, I ain't getting any younger. I still love you and miss you Buddy!-love, dad//It has been a rough year (2018)for me little boy. In January I found out from a seizure that I had a big and benign brain tumor. Underwent surgery Feb. 22. then in March the incision area got infected, and a repair took place. Another really bad infection hit again in June, and I almost didn't get to the hospital in time. So here I am, for a few weeks, while good friends keep Flipper & Little Girl fed & watered, while looking after the house.(I changed snippy's name to little girl)I had her fixed last year. Thanks to daughter Malinda, I can visit you again. I sure miss you little boy, & Flipper and Little Girl. Hopefully, the medicine I am taking will allow me to go back home soon...love you Buddy/dad-June 23,2018//
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