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Buddy aka. "Bubba"'s Tribute

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All about Buddy aka. "Bubba"

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Dogs are extremely sensitive animals and can feel many of the same emotions that humans feel. Although many seasoned dog owners already know this, newer dog owners are often surprised by the depth of some of the emotions that dogs can feel. We all know that dogs can be very happy creatures; their broad wagging tails give them away every time. But dogs are capable of feeling more complex emotions than just happiness. At the other end of the spectrum there is sadness and depression and dogs are capable of feeling these emotions. Perhaps there is no greater testament to this fact then when a dog’s owner or another dog from the household dies

Owner:
Maggie Barron
City:
Ottawa
Province, Country:
ON, Canada
Type/Breed:
DSH grey tabby
Date of Birth:
about 1995 (adopted May 1997)
Date of Death
December 16, 2002
Sex:
Male
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
11
Coat Colour:
grey tabby
Eye Colour:
yellow

We adopted Buddy from our veterinarian, Dorit Fischler DVM of Crossing Bridge Veterinary Clinic in Stittsville, Ontario, CAN in May 1997, after the death of our cat, Brownie. Buddy was estimated to be about 2-years old and had been found wandering in Carleton Place, Ontario. Unfortunately, like Brownie, Buddy was diagnosed with a heart murmur, but we decided to give him a chance at life, as Brownie had lived to be at least 13-years old. Buddy was a quiet (but easy-going and unafraid), affectionate lap-cat who loved the fact that he was only cat "allowed" to be in my father's record room when he was listening to music. His favorite song was 'Molly Darling' by Eddy Arnold, and he would come running whenever he heard that song being played! At the beginning of December 2002, we noticed that Buddy (or "Bubba", which was his nickname) was beginning to have difficulty breathing and recognized that as a sign of his heart murmur becoming worse, so my Mother took him in to see Dr. Fischler. She was told that his condition was gradually being worse and that there was nothing that could be humanely done to ease any suffering, so we decided to have him euthanized before he was in too much pain. We buried him in the backyard, in my parents' garden (which is now becoming an 'unofficial pet cemetery', as 3 cats, 2 bunnies and 2 gerbils are now buried there)and played 'Molly Darling' as a memorial to Buddy.

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