22 March 2010

Bustopher 1994-2010


Our cat Bustopher passed away this morning from symptoms of old age. Bustopher was a complex cat, he loved his family and hated strangers, even if he had met them before. He used to chase my sister on two legs when she would come to visit, trying to scare her (he did). He hated going to the vets. They would come out to the car to give him his shots. He loved Dakota, our Westie, who passed away a couple of years ago. He wasn't terribly fond of our new dogs, Truman and Wilson, although I saw him sleeping curled up with Truman a time or two. As a kitten he was skittish about everything. He'd jump straight up in the air when the phone rang. His favorite thing to do was to lay on me. Really. No matter where I was sitting, he was either on my lap or around my neck. If I was laying on my side, he was on my hip. At night he'd sneak up by our heads and sleep between our pillows. He also would try to sneak up on our food or drinks... while we were sitting right there! He could move with incredible stealth, even up to Saturday, when he did it to Ashley. We will miss his incredibly soft fur and his big black eyes. Even though I complained about his constant need to be on me, I will miss his company.


  1. I miss him so much. When we were all there on Saturday and he was going from person to person, I think he was saying good-bye.

  2. Oh Terri!!! :( I am so sorry about the loss of Bustopher, and I just totally teared up more when I read Ashley's comment about how he was going around saying his goodbyes. I believe she is right. Our furbabies are very intuitive. They just know. Take comfort in the fact that he has been reunited with his beloved Dakota and they can romp and play and be young again together at the Rainbow Bridge where they will watch over all of you, your sweet furry angels in heaven. Sending you and your family BIG {{{{{hugs}}}}}} xoxo

  3. I am so sad to read this Terri. The loss of a long-time pet is very sad. Sending a big hug to you all.

  4. Oh, this hurts! So sorry to hear about Bustopher.
    I do loved how you shared his quirks. Cats are so unique.

    Becky K.

  5. I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Terri. He was a beautiful cat. The photo is wonderful.

  6. Rest in Peace, Bustopher!

  7. Terri, I am so very sorry. I understand and know this kind of pain....it hurts so badly. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. May God comfort you.

    Check the bottom of my blog and you will see I still miss my Tinker. God understands.

    Bless you,
    Barb (love you)

  8. Anonymous1:43 PM

    Bustopher the pretty kitty was super fly! I liked his personality and spunk. He liked me and he liked my mom even more, which is funny. Dakota will love having Bustopher around, and I know you will miss him. I bet the boys will too! Hugs my friend. Love you all.

  9. I read this terrible news on Ashley's blog! Terri, I'm so very sorry.

    This just breaks my heart - especially the part about Bustopher going from person to person, saying his goodbyes :( :(

    Animals seem so much more intuitive than people in these situations. I'm sure it broke his heart to have to go, but rest assured that he'll be there with your darling Dakota in Heaven over the Rainbow Bridge eager to be reunited with all of you again someday.

    There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss my furbabies that have passed. It's never easy...

    Sending hugs,

  10. Awww Terri, I'm so sorry. I'm sure Bustopher left paw prints on your heart and many wonderful memories.

  11. I'm so sorry for the loss of Bustopher. He sounds like he was quite a character!


  12. Awwwww...how sad. I know you will miss him Terri. Such a cutie.


  13. Bustopher...what a great name! And he sounds as if he loved you, Terri, most especially you. There are times when you will certainly miss him and he's always going to provide a great story, but I think you may be surprised by the relief his passing provides. As much as I've loved an older pet, it has always good to be able to say goodbye and move on. They remain in my memory and I can smile and laugh at their antics with no passing of time. It must've been kind of funny to see Bustopher after your sister!

    I see that I have some catching up to do...

  14. So sorry to hear about Bustopher...
    I know of a great big cat that would love to come live with you, if you are interested. He pees on comforters and couches, but I'm sure that you could look past this small flaw;)

  15. mega hugs...
    i do know you will miss him...
    but i believe he awaits you...(i too have beloved pets that i will be giddy to embrace once more)

    again...all my thoughts.

  16. Hi Terri! I am so sorry for your loss. Bustopher's personality was exactly the same as my Shadow.

  17. Bustopher sounds like a wonderful kitty. I am glad he had such a nice, long life! It sounds like he was lucky and so were you guys to have each other for so long! L, dana

  18. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I have been gone from reading your blog for a while. I'm glad you're doing so well! Hugs.


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