Photos of Buddy

Buddy has been with us for four weeks and is starting to settle in. It turns out he is six years old. We took him to the vet to have him chipped (microchip in case he gets lost, or if we take him to England). We took him to a groomer who showed us how easy it is to brush him and remove any knots.

Buddy is not much of a lap cat, but we are working on this. Here he is on Steve’s lap – but just for a few minutes.

Steve and Buddy
Steve and Buddy

Buddy started going outside about 10 days after we got him. He loves being outside, but is not a maniac about it like Spike was. He goes out in the morning, then maybe once more in the afternoon, then for an hour or so after it gets dark. He seems to be afraid of big birds (which is a good thing – they scoop up cats). It took him days before he would walk out into the big open part of the yard.

The benefit of him going outside other than it makes him happy and he gets good exercise? He doesn’t use the litter box much!

Buddy
Buddy

He likes to be where we are and these past few weeks, that is usually our office. Here he is looking after the scanner.

Buddy
Buddy

And this is where the scanner is. On a shelf above my (totaly chaotic) desk!

Buddy
Buddy

This was his first time in the tree (or the first time we saw him)! Butch and Spike loved this old Apricot tree by our front door. It was so nice to see Buddy up there.

Buddy
Buddy

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Pauline Kenny

Pauline Kenny and Steve Cohen are US expats living in Dorset. We moved to the UK in 2010. Read about our move. If you would like to talk about travel, please join us on the Slow Europe Travel Forums.