Yesterday Buster died in his sleep. I found him peacefully curled up on his bed in the garage in the early afternoon. We’ve had Buster for over 4 years and everyone who has known him knows what a loving, fun, ball of energy he was. We didn’t name him after the great Buster Keaton for no reason.The house already seems quiet and lonely without the constant clicking of his claws on the tile or his barking whenever someone comes to the door. In fact right now, Heidi is vacuuming the house – a dull chore that Buster made exciting by following you around and attacking the machine.
Click “read more” below to see a couple of our favorite pictures of Buster. We’d also love for anyone who knew him (in person or via video/photos) to leave a “Favorite Memory of Buster” comment.
This is the first photo we took of Buster the day I brought him home to Heidi.
His ears straightened out after about 2 months and he had the perfect form.
In the summer of 2003 we had him “fixed”. We then got this great photo which was used later that year for our annual Christmas card.
On his first trip to Tennessee he bonded with my grandfather on the farm.
The summer of 2004 was our great “Hauns Go West” road trip. Though Buster stayed home for the trip he gained international fame from his starring role in this video.
In December of 2004, we went hiking up in the Smokies and found all the creeks had flooded. I had to carry Buster across all the slick logs over the icy rapids below. We really bonded on that trip.
Buster and Trey (inside belly) in 2006.
Once Trey was born, Buster protected us all from the honey bees that infested our ceiling.
He was always known for his AMAZING jumping skills as demonstrated here as our friend Allison holds Trey.
This is the last photo we have of Buster taken just this week. Trey was trying to get outside and Buster was trying to get inside. It was quite entertaining.
We would love for anyone who knew Buster to leave a “Favorite Memory of Buster” comment below.