Acquired: Bred cat myself,
Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jul 25, 2015
Buddha was an odd cat from my childhood. He originally got his name because, as a kitten, he would sit on the couch like a human would: on his but, legs out in front of him, and head resting on the back. This, combined with his belly sticking out and paws wrapped around it, looked very much like a Budai statue and gave him his name. As he grew older, his fur was a sleek, gray steel color with gorgeous emerald eyes. He often watched what his humans would do and would attempt to mimic them, often being the bane of a restful night of sleep by deciding 4 in the morning seems like a great time to try out opening cabinet doors. Often, he was too smart for his own good. He would even decide to hide car keys and remotes when you were busy, just so that you would be forced to pay attention to him. Then, when he was reassured he was loved, he would bring the missing item back to you as though you two had been playing fetch. Needless to say, he often liked attention, but was always friendly and cuddly. He was raised in a houseful of dogs, which he simply saw as big, ugly cats, and would often play with them. He would only be noisy when he had to use the restroom, in which case, he would meow something close to saying "out". Unlike the other cats we had at the time, he was robust and would rarely even catch a cold. He often shed, like most animals, but, besides a quick wipe down with a cleaning cloth, he never required any real attention to hygiene.