In 2004, Dorothy
was diagnosed with cancer. Although it was difficult for her to
even talk about her illness, when she understood that she had
little time left, Dorothy made plans with JCHS for the continued
care of her beloved Buster, Toby,
Mittens, and Spook.
As she had
hoped, Dorothy was able to die at home, amidst the cats who had
given her so much joy. As we sat with Dorothy that last week of
her life, Buster appeared more and more.
He’d stick to the
perimeter of the rooms, and stealthily creep over to the hospital
bed set up in the living room so Dorothy could see out her front
It wasn’t long until Buster sightings occured several times each day.
his housemates (all neighborhood rescues) made many new friends
in fostercare. They all found homes except for Buster. He really is a nice cat, shy, but nice.