Every so often in life, you will come across a friend so special that you will wonder how you ever lived without them. That is exactly the kind of friendship that these two families in Canada we’re lucky enough to find with a very special cat.
Around ten years ago, Bubby, the cat, randomly appeared on Boyd Abbott’s property and started eating some food that had been left out for a different stray. Bubby took Boyd entirely by surprise one day when he shᴏᴡed up in his kitchen!
But, it didn’t take long for the three-legged cat to win Boyd’s heart. “He started to come into the house,” Boyd said.
“We all got to know him, we all fell in love with him,” Boyd’s daughter, Rhonda Wiseman said. “My dad just created this super bond with Bubby, and it was really close.”
Sadly, Boyd ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ in 2017. And, although his family continued to take care of Bubby, the cat’s visits started becoming few and far between.
Boyd’s family were ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴏᴋᴇɴ about losing track of Bubby, as they knew how much the cat had meant to Boyd. They feared that something had happened to Bubby.
Almost two years later, a photo was posted on the Exploits Valley SPCA Fᴀᴄᴇʙᴏᴏᴋ page which looked very familiar. Yep, sure enough, it was Bubby!
Ray recognized Bubby immediately, so he made it his mission to find, and ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇ, the beloved feline.
Bubby decided to return to a place where he had once found comfort and love – Boyd’s house.
Ray was delighted and rushed over straight away to take Bubby to the ᴠᴇᴛ for assessment and treatment.
“Bubby was dehydrated, ʙᴇᴀᴛ up and all,” said Sarah McLeod, and Exploits Valley SPCA volunteer.
Sarah fell in love with Bubby immediately! “I’ve seen a lot of cats, hundreds of cats every year, but Bubby, there was just something special about him that I loved,” she said.
Boyd’s family was thrilled to hear that Bubby had been found. And, of course, Sarah knew she could never part with him, so she decided to take Bubby home with her.
“I wanted to just spoil him and love him for every minute that he had left,” she said. And that’s exactly what she did!
Bubby settled into his new home with Sarah beautifully. “Bubby with his sᴀᴅ human eyes was loved once before, and he is now again,” she said.
“He purrs the minute he wakes up in the morning and as he goes to sleep every night. He must know that he’s home now, for good.” She said