REST IN PEACE, BUSTER
Buster was about as cool of a cat as you will ever meet. A Grumpy Cat kind of face, big Mickey Mouse paws that were constantly kneading and a talkative nature when he was hungry … which was always!
Buster was cat 0001 – the first cat taken in by Golden Oldies. That was on August 12th, 2016 at the age of 10.
Buster came to Golden Oldies from Salinas Animal Services. He was brought in as a stray with a huge abscess on his head. Staff named him Frankie.
When he went to his foster home with Ellie, it was pretty much a done deal. As in love at first sight. Ellie changed his name to Buster – after Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants. The two loved to sit on the couch together and watch Giants baseball games.
A month later, Ellie adopted Buster.
It was the perfect match.
Buster was shy at first but came out of his shell with Ellie. He had a rumble of a purr – and seemed like he was ALWAYS purring. He loved to eat – and play in his water bowl. Going outside into the yard was another of his favorite past-times.
One December day in 2020, when a relative came over and accidentally left the back door open, Buster was nowhere to be found the next morning by the pet sitter. But then, about 10 minutes later he showed up with a dirty face looking quite pleased with himself. He must have had a night on the town!
Just two weeks after that great adventure, Buster was diagnosed with severe kidney disease, hyperthyroidism and diabetes. Ellie opted for palliative care. When Buster stopped eating and drinking she knew it was time to say goodbye. Ellie was by Buster’s side when he left this life.
Safe travels across the Rainbow Bridge, Buster.