In Memory Of

Buttons

April, 2017

Buttons on the wood chest


Buttons was a very sweet, friendly elderly cat. She used to live in the Cat House, but at one point she started walking unsteadily as if she had a neurological problem, like Oreo or Iris. We moved her into a smaller all-cats room in the main house so we could keep an eye on her. She didn't have any problems after that, other than holding her head tilted. She was also deaf and had no teeth, and like many older cats, she had a thyroid problem, which was treated with medication twice a day.

Despite her age, Buttons was very active and energetic until her last few weeks, and had an excellent appetite. She often sought attention, and loved petting and being held. She was a tiny cat at less than 6 pounds, but she was feisty and could easily scare off a cat 3 times her size if they tried to crowd her. She spent her last year in a foster home, where she got plenty of lap time and attention.


Buttons on the floor


Buttons on the wood chest


Buttons curled up inside the cat toy