It is weird that my cat has more Facebook friends than me? Not that I mind, I am simply floored by the networking capabilities of the cats on Facebook.

We first took in Buddha Cat on December 27 of 2013. He had lived with a couple we had known since they adopted him from a local shelter. We had even cat-sat for Buddha for 2 months in 2008! When this couple had to move out of the country, their little guy needed a new home.

Buddha Cat

He first lived with my mom and her two cats for about 6 months, but Buddha is a sensitive guy, and while he likes most kitties, he prefers to connect with them on his own terms. So in December, we realized that we would not being going overseas, and we started talking about bringing a cat into our family.

One conversation and one day later, Buddha Cat arrived at our house. He was a little bit fearful, but was showing us his belly by the second day!

I was so excited about his arrival that I was flooding my personal Facebook page with pictures of Buddha. So, in an effort not to turn my personal page into a Buddha cute-fest, I created one for him under the name Buddha Cat Heals. For months, he had 30 people, who were also friends with me, like his page.

Fast forward to now. On the first day of a blog challenge I put a link to Buddha’s page, and another 20 people or so liked him! Yay. Then the strangest thing began to happen, other cats with pages started to take up conversation with Buddha, to network, to share, to collaborate, and on August 3rd, his page was shared on at least 11 other cat pages. At the time of this writing, he has 573 likes. He received over 500 likes in one day!

I mean, I know he’s cute and special, but what fur mommy wouldn’t think that?

I am truly amazed by all of the Cat-collaborators out there, and just had to share this special story on the power of kitty cuteness and love! Who knows how many more lives our little guy can touch? With the power of kitty cuteness on Facebook, anything is possible.

Sadly, our special Buddha passed on of Cancer in September of 2015. We will always treasure our memories of him.

Kitty Cuteness, Culture and Cooperation
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