Saturday, November 20, 2010

Buddy is 6, Patches and Inigo

We are embarrassed to admit Jan forgot to remind us today is Buddy's 6th birthday - or at least his assigned birthday.  He was only 3 or 4 weeks old when Jan's brother found him in his fenced yard in December.  He is hyper, bossy, digs holes through bedding, eats like he's never seen food before ....  But we love him anyway.

Happy Birthday, Buddy!

We're not having a party. Both because we're not prepared and because this is also a day of sadness among our friends.

Gentle, handsome Inigo of the blog Rumblebum was losing his battle with heart problems and was headed for the bridge at 4 pm Saturday, New Zealand time.  As we write this, it's going on 6 am Sunday there. 

And the beautiful Miss Patches of The Big Piney Woods Cats left for the bridge late Friday afternoon.

So it is a happy/sad day for us.  Happy Buddy is a part of our family.  Sad for the families of Inigo and Patches.  


  1. Happy Birthday Buddy. We are also sad about Inigo and Patches.

  2. Happy Birthdau Buddy - we hope you have lots of birthday kisses.
    We are sorry about Patches and Inigo going to the Bridge - they will be missed so much by their families and bloggers who knew them.

  3. Happy Birthday, Buddy! We wish you many many more returns of the day and health, safety, and love for all of your days. We are sure your kitty friends would want us to celebrate life...both were beautiful inspirations to what sharing and caring is all about. May they run free and forever young on the other side of the Bridge.

  4. Happy birthday Buddy.
    We are very sad to lose two more dear friends.

  5. Happy birthday to you, Buddy. We hope you haz funz and don't get in too much notty doggie trubbles. MOL

    We iz also furry sads to learn of losing poor Inigo and Miss Patches. We haz a girl named Patches in our crew, too. ...

    Mom wuz bawling all nite offur Inigo, cuz he wuz a speshul furriend to Munchkin. He was too young to leave us.

    We sent lots of extry purrrrrs and headbonks to da Rubmlefambly.

  6. Happy Birthday to you sweet Buddy! Yes, we are so sad about sweet Inigo and Patches. We are all better because they were a part of our lives.

  7. Wow, Happy Birthday, Buddy - it's Phantom's birthday too. Hope you have a good day. We didn't have a big party either but we had some delicious treats.

    We didn't know about Patches, but we are so sad for both Patches' and Inigo's families - two beautiful kitties.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  8. Happy birthday (again--lol), Buddy!

    We're not in a party mood today, and certainly understand why you aren't either. But we wish you a wonderful day nonetheless and that you have a long and happy life with Jan and the crew at the Funny Farm!

  9. Happy Birthday Buddy! Our mama is bad about reading the calendar too.
    We are sad about Patches & Inigo...seems like we've lost so many friends in such a short time. Our purrayers go out to their families.

  10. Awwww sweet Buddy!! Happy Birthday you gorgeous precious and adorable doggy!! Me and Charlie hope you have a fantastic day with extra treats and cuddles!

    We are so so sad to hear about beautiful Inigo and lovely Miss Patches! :-( We continue to send our purrs and hugs to their families.

    Take care

  11. Happy birthday Buddy!
    Hope you have a great day.
    We are very sad for all the furries that are going to the Bridge.

  12. It emphasizes how life goes sad as we all are by the loss of Patches and Inigo (and I so hate to type those words)it's your birthday Buddy and a reason for celebratin. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many many more.
    Life is short and fleeting, enjoy each day, each moment.


  13. We hope you had a happy Birthday Buddy.
    The news about Inigo and Patches was very sad and our Mom cried, but it is OK for you to be happy on your special day. You are very handsome!!
    ~ The Bunch

  14. Happy Birthday Buddy !!!

    Sorry about your two friends ...

  15. Happy Birthday Buddy!
    Sure you know how to have fun!
    Our thoughts are with your friends families.
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  16. If he'd khome along with us, he would have missed being with woo fur his special day -

    We are furry sorry about our pal Inigo -

    When we get bakhk to PA, we'll light a khandle fur our pals that khrossed during our travels -


  17. I am so sad that youw fwiends Inigo and Patches had to leave fow the bwidge..I know youw heawts must huwt, but I hope Buddy still had a happy Biwfday and if not today, maybe you can celebwate him pwopewly tomowwow..I think he desewves it
    smoochie kisses

  18. Buddy sounds like a mess, but a lovable mess. Happy Birthday Buddy!

    It was sad to see Miss Patches and Inigo go to The Bridge.

    Thank you for your kind words on Gatsbi's passing last Sunday. She will be dearly missed at Forty Paws.

    Luf, Us and Maw

  19. We were so sorry to read about Inigo and Miss Patches.

    But, a Birfday Party should not be skipped. Its OK to celebrate life.

  20. Happy Birthday, Buddy!! Hope you have a great day -

    Honey the Great Dane

  21. Life seems to almost always have a mixture of happy and sad at the same time. I'm sad for those kitties, Patches and Inigo. But, I'm happy for Buddy that he's with you and is having a birthday.

  22. I was sad to learn that two others have left for the bridge. What sweet kitties they both were. I know they will be missed by all that love and know them.
    And I am sorry that I am late in wishing you a Happy Birthday. I hope all at your place treated you with special kindness on your special day.

  23. Happy Barkday, Buddy!

    We are very sad about Patches and Inigo.

  24. Happy Birthday Buddy.
    We are sad for Inigo and Patches too...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  25. We are purring and sending purrs to both kitties families.

    Happy Birthday Buddy!!!!
    It is still your special day and deserves to be celebrated :)
    We celebrate your being you and that you have a loving home and are a loved doggie,heehee
    Here's hoping you get some extra treats!!!
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

  26. I hope you enjoyed your birthday despite the sadness.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  27. Belated birthday wishes Buddy - sorry I missed the big day!

  28. Happy belated birthday to sweet Buddy.
    We love the fact that despite Buddy being hyper, bossy, digging holes through bedding, eating like he's never seen food before .... that yoo still LOVE him tons! That's how it should be for all pets.


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