There are so many wonderful animals living in shelters, ready to give unconditional love to someone willing to share his or her home, but many will never have that opportunity. Buttercup was one of the lucky ones. Rescued from a shelter by a caring couple, she went on to spend the bulk of her life with one very fortunate human, providing invaluable companionship while developing a bond that was arguably stronger than that in most human relationships.Buttercup is the true story of a simple but beautiful house cat. It is an account of her loving nature, her unique quirks, her confidence, her intelligence, and the unbelievable things she did during her life: from helping raise two adolescent cats that weren't her kittens, to protecting the house from intruders (four- and six-legged), to reminding her human that sometimes he simply needed to stop and pet the cat. In short, it is the story of all of the great things that made Buttercup uniquely Buttercup.