With no home to go to, Buster the ginger tom wandered from place to place seemingly hoping to find something to eat in upstate New York. But while scavenged food was no doubt good for the cat’s hunger pains, nothing would have helped the soreness that the senior stray had developed in late 2017. Yes, the pain in his paws had probably been ever-present and causing Buster grief with every step.
No-one knows what happened in poor Buster’s life that ended up making him a hobo at the age of ten – but chances are it wasn’t good. You see, cats are generally creatures of comfort and would be unlikely to choose the life of a stray. And in October 2017 winter was fast drawing in, and the copper-colored tomcat had yet another problem to contend with.