Sunday, March 15, 2009

Remembering Buster...

It has been a week since Buster passed away, and I haven't quite known what (or if) to post. The house seems so quiet without him...Buster was quite the talker. Dobie is still wandering from room to room searching for her companion. Jeff and I realize more each day just how big a role Buster played in our lives...he was Jeff's reliable company when I was away.

So, I dug through some old images of Buster, looking for those silly moments that still crack me up. Buster was either right in your face (literally) or sleeping. Often, he combined these two, and would fall asleep with his nose inches from ours. His favorite spot in the world was either on our chest, or nestled into that cozy nook created by our arm, our neck, and the sofa.

In the days right before he died, Buster spent most of his time by the fireplace, and loved being rubbed as he slept. His little white paws slowly kneaded the air, just as he had done since the day I got him.  Oh, Buster. Old Crooked Head. Butter. We miss you. We know that somewhere, there is a fireplace for you to curl in front of :)






6 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh John! I'm so sorry for your loss! I never met Buster, but I was reading your post thinking about my own cats and their impact on my life. Keep the images out there that make you smile.

CAPT_Sawyer said...

Again, our condolences. It will be strange, the next time we visit, to not see Buster there.

Anonymous said...

a lovely tribute to a lovely cat...

Kim said...

I don't know what I will do next time I come to stay and Buster isn't around to visit me. I am so sorry for your loss. It is always hard to lose a pet that is a family member for so many years.

wtfree3 said...

Our deepest sympathies, as we recently went through our own loss. I agree - it is tough to write about and think about.

Not that Dobie can read, but we found the book "Cat Heaven" helped ease the transition for our eldest. It's a nice, pleasant read, and helps take the mind off such sad topics to be hopeful that your cat has found a better place.

Matthias said...

Meghan wants to know how old Buster was when he died.