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September 27, 2011

A GREAT Anniversary Gift :)

Many of you who’ve been following our blog for a while know Tracey and I share a love of animals that brought us (independently) to volunteer at PAWS, where we reconnected (we had worked together years ago) and fell in love.  Last Thursday, on our fourth wedding anniversary, we received one of the best gifts ever when we learned that longtime PAWS residents Buddy and Bebe had been adopted! The BEST part is that their adopters are the SAME PEOPLE who heartbreakingly had to give them up more than a year ago amidst financial and physical difficulties.

Buddy

As we spent time every week with Buddy and Bebe, it was clear they had been well loved by their people, and it made us incredibly sad to imagine how difficult it must have been for their owners to have to give them up. The shelter’s cat care coordinator told us that Buddy and Bebe’s parents called regularly to see how they were doing, but just weren’t in a position to take these sweet kitties back.

Happily, all of that changed recently.

From the accounts we’ve received about the reunion, Buddy RAN to his dad, and practically jumped into his lap before he even had a chance to sit down! The volunteers who were there said there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. :)

Bebe

How wonderful it is that Buddy and Bebe ended up at PAWS, where they were loved and cared for by the volunteers and staff. And how wonderful that lovable Buddy and Bebe weren’t adopted before their mom and dad were in a place to take them back home.

We’ll really miss our pals Buddy and Bebe, but we’re over the moon that they’re back home where they belong. Congratulations to the whole family ... have a wonderful happily ever after! :)

69 comments:

  1. What a WONDERFUL post to read! No dry eyes here either. I second your happily ever after for those beautiful kitties. And a happy anniversary too.

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  2. We're leaky eyed here too.
    What a wonderful anniversary present!

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

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  3. This is one of the best stories we've ever read! How the kitties and their parents must have missed each other. Just think of how happy they must be at this moment! I'm so glad I stopped by and read this post!

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  4. I love a happy ending, yay for Buddy and Bebe!!!

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  5. That is such GREAT news! I can only imagine how sad both the kitties and their humans must have been all this time!

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  6. Awww...isn't that something!! I'm so glad to hear this good news!! Just wonderful!!

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  7. Happy Anniversary Kevin & Tracey, that is such a great Anniversary gift to you both! So happy that the family was re-united, what a terrific ending to such a sad story.

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  8. It's so nice to hear sweet stories like this. I'm so happy these little ones have returned to their home.

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  9. Sometimes the rough roads and twisting trails of life end in just the right place.

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  10. Wow, that has to be the bestest news for a long time!!! We are so happy for the kitties and their parents. Thanks ++++++ to PAWS too.

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  11. Oh, we forgot amid the excite news. Happy 4th anniversary! Here's to many, many more!!! And many more happy stories, too!

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  12. this is one of the most awesome adoption stories i've ever heard...... :'(((( I. AM. SO. HAPPY!!! :DDDD thank you so much for sharing!

    YAY!!!! @ Buddy, Bebe and their family! :D

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  13. Oh that's the bestest news!! Yay for Buddy and Bebe!!

    And happy anniversary to you and Tracey!

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  14. That is such wonderful news! They must be so happy to be back home!

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  15. Mum is all wet eyed typing this - how much they must missed each other. We are doing our happy dance and we bet they are too.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  16. Oh my goodness, there are tears here too!! What an amazing story.

    Happy anniversary!!!

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  17. We have to say that this really is one of the best, most heart-warming happy-ever-afters we've ever read. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.

    And belated happy anniversary! What a gift indeed!

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  18. This is quite the rare story! I'm so glad that there were reunited...the fates were working in the favour! :D

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  19. That is a great gift. We are glad this family found you and were able to work things out!!

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  20. This news filled us with joy ~ what a wonderful happy heart-warming story.

    We hope your anniversary was really special. Love from us all.

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  21. Happy Anniversary! So happy that Buddy and Bebe have gone back to their family. I was always surprised that such nice, healthy, easy to be around cats weren't adopted. It's a happy ending all around!

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  22. These are my favorite stories, with a real nice happy end !!

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  23. What a wonderful story! They deserved it! And I'd like to thak you for coming to my birthday pawty!
    Kises
    Kozmo

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  24. Well LP is blubbering like the emotional wreck she is most days after reading that post.Geez LP ...get it together!! Anyhoo...congrats on your sweet love story and hurray for B + B and their family. May they never be parted again in this lifetime!!

    the critters in The Cottage xo

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  25. Shame on me !
    I forgot to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY !!!

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  26. Wowser, that is quite a story about Buddy and Bebe. How wonderful for their own parents to be able to take them back.
    Oh and by the way, Happy Anniversary you two. I am so glad you got together over the animals. That is another great story. Thanks for a good read.

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  27. That is so very wonderful, I sure hope they get to stay forever this time!!!

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  28. Happy Anniversary, and thanks for posting the link to PBU I hadn't seen your story before!
    Oh and not forgetting, so happy for Buddy and Bebe!!! =^..^=

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  29. now that really is a most HAPPY and special and probably very rare outcome! I think a lot about what to do with my boys if I couldn't look after them (unlikely but..). I have provision for them in my Will and talk to chosen loved ones about what to do (and possibly taking them on if need be so I feel reassured for them). Your report on these two is so uplifting! Thanks for the happy times. Love Helen and her dears - Darcy and Bingley xxx

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  30. That is wonderful news for Buddy, Bebe, and their mom and dad, a new start and a second chance to be a happy family again, and we hope everything will go well in the future for the four of them.

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  31. Congratulations on your anniversary! And what a wonderful and touching story about Buddy and Bebe being reunited with their family. It's great to see such love and connectedness.

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  32. That's what I wanna hear. More and more of like stories. Oh, do I like that one. So happy things 'got right' again with the happy family.

    And much best wishes for 40 x 4 more happy anniversaries. We're just past our 48th and heading to the stars above.

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  33. I am having a hard time typing this because of the tears of joy in my eyes! That is an awesome anniversary present for you, Kevin and Tracey, and an awesome homecoming for Buddy, Bebe and their Dad and Mom! I am sending (((hugs))) to all of you!!!
    Jan, Momma to Sabrina, Sam and Simon

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  34. That is wonderful news. We are very, very happy.
    And we wish you happy anniversary also.

    And last, but by no means least - Shana Tova!

    Possum, Pixie and their Mummy.

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  35. what a wonderful life --- er story. this is making mama teary eyed. so happy that the family is reunited. happy living kitties.

    emma and buster

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  36. That is just so lovely and we dont mind admitting that we were leaaky eyed too. Hugs GJ xx

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  37. Not a dry eye in the house here! How wonderful that this family has been reunited!

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  38. Happy 4th Anniversary !!!!!!!!!! :)
    We also have leaky eyes here and agree that those sweet kitties getting adopted by their own people is the BEST present ever!!!!!
    WE wish them all the best and a happy ever after!
    We wish the same for you too ;)

    Purrs Tillie and Georgia & mom Nancy

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  39. What a wonderful outcome! We are very happy for Buddy and Bebe and their family! Happy Anniversary to you and Tracey!

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  40. What a wonderful story!! My eyes are leaky with joy! Buddy and Bebe, their parents love them so much. I am happy they could take their babies back! In the difficult time, I am glad they got a lot of love from wonderful people at PAWS...they are really lucky kitties!
    Thank you for wonderful news and happy anniversary to you!!

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  41. Concats on your anniversary and concats to Buddy and Bebe! That is so cool that their folks were able to take them back home and PAWS was there for them in the mean time :-D

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

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  42. Owre pawz up in da air clapping ^..^ and da mom haz leaky eyez,,,, she fankz cod dat she haz nefur bin in dat position.... :(((( dat iz Heart breaking.....
    But YEAHHHHH!!! Happy Ending We all sooooo Happy fur Buddy & Bebe ^..^
    Purrrz~

    Mom here;
    Bless you for all the good work you do for these Beautiful :)) creatures

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  43. Oh, we is getting all leaky just reading this. That is such a great happy ending!

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  44. Oh how Wonderful for Buddy & Bebe to be reunited with their family!! ConCatulations on your 4th Anniversary, too!!
    ((((((HUGGGGSSSS))))))) from your TX furiends,

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  45. That just goes to show that certain cats and certain people are suppose to be together. Such a cool story!

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  46. PAWS definitely seems to be a place where good things happen. And what a great anniversary gift for the two of you! This story is so, so heartwarming, it can't help but make one happy!

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  47. That has to be the best possible outcome for all concerned. So pleased to hear what happened.

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  48. Buddy and Bebe's people must be so happy to get their companions back. It's heartening to read about someone's fortunes improving!

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  49. Hooray for happy endings! I'm so glad the family was able to be reunited.

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  50. Happy Day for the kitties to go back to their really furr-ever home! EVentho I'm a tuff mancat--I got a little misty eyed!

    Noir

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  51. We so love happy new beginnings filled with love and reconnection. We are thankful the the family is back on its feet and moved to tears that they returned to bring their furbabies home. We wish them a lifetime of togetherness and good fortune.

    Happy Anniversary to a couple that deserves all of the bounty the Universe has to offer; we wish you a long long long healthy life together sharing the wonders of the world and the miracle of love.

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  52. How wonderful. I wouldn't like my human to have to give me up. I think she loves me.

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  53. This is heartwarming! Congratulations on your wedding anniversary as well.
    Beth

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  54. What good news, I hope this time they can always give them a good life
    I come to thank your kind words .. you are also a lord who does not tire of doing good to our friends
    Turrinhas loving girlfriend
    Kika

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  55. Needless to say, it's a bit hard trying to type when you're trying to see the screen with tears rolling down your cheeks!

    What a beautiful happy ending. These little ones are just beautiful. I'm glad they got to go back home.

    And congratulations on your 4th year anniversary.

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  56. What a beautiful post - thanks for sharing.

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  57. Happy Anniversary!!!!! Thanks for linking the PBU post (I am glad I was able to learn about you both, since i am new...) What an amazing story... Happy endings and dreams really do come true :)

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  58. Happy Anniversary! Buddy & Bebe getting back with their hoomans is the best present ever!
    Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
    Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

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  59. Oh that makes me cry!! I really can't imagine any situation where I would give up my cats, but I'm sure they did the only thing they felt was possible at the time. And now...they can be reunited. I believe the universe knew they would be able to take them back home one day (and wanted to very much) and so...no other home was found until that could happen. It's how it works, at least that is what I believe.

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  60. Happy (belated) Anniversary! We're so glad to hear that those wonderful kittehs were able to be re-homed with their people.

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  61. Oh my catness - what a beautiful love story on so many levels. I have definitely shed a tear over this one, but it was a good tear. Congratulations on your anniversary and how wonderful that you got to witness such an amazing reuinion.
    Deb Barnes of Zee and Zoey

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  62. What a wonderful, happy post=we are just overjoyed to hear this fantastic news for precious Buddy and Bebe and their loving family...Happy Belated Anniversary to two very special people!!...You guys have huge hearts; we are glad you found each other again and we are so happy to be your friends...Have a fun weekend...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  63. Mommy's eyes are leaking too. That joyour reunion just makes mommy and I happy to the ends of the earth. How wonderful. What a golden ending. We love it. VERY much. xoxox

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  64. Aww, so happy for Buddy and Bebe!

    And so happy for you both too! Happy Anniversary!

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  65. Oh my gosh, that is the most fantastic news. I'm so happy and I'm also almost in tears because I know Buddy and Bebe's parents are so happy to be able to have them again. What great news.

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  66. This is one of those posts that makes readers teary with happiness for both the humans and the furries. What a wonderful ending/beginning for all.

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  67. Wonderful!!!! I am so touched!! My eyes are tearing and I am so happy for Buddy, Bebe, and their parents.

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