Meet Buddy – Tribune Mascot

buddyMeet “Buddy Davis” – Official Office Cat & Feline Greeter at the NKC Tribune and Tribune Office Supply & Printing Office in the Davis Street Center (the plaza by Safeway) in Cle Elum. Buddy is a rescued feral cat found hanging outside the office in 2009. Not only has the staff adopted him, but he has developed a loyal fan base in the community.


  • Grab a Tag / Help a Local Pet in Need!

    The annual Buddy’s Buddies Pet Giving Tree is up and ready


    Tags are ready! Come pick a tag or two to help local pets.

    Come in to the Tribune office lobby and pick a tag off the tree, or download printable tags here.

    2014 Buddy's Buddies Pet Giving Tree Tags2014 Buddy's Buddies Pet Giving Tree Tags

    All items printed on the tags are pulled from the wish list of ARRF Animal Rescue. Pet food, treats, toys, beds and other physical items, along with envelopes for cash donations toward vet bills and other expenses are available choices.

    Easy as 1-2-3!

    1. Pick a tag.

    2. Get the item.

    3. Bring it in (unwrapped – bows and ribbons okay) with the tag and put it under the Buddy’s Buddies Pet Giving Tree.

  • “Buddy’s Buddies” Pet Giving Tree is back for 2013!


    Visit Buddy’s home at the Tribune office, pick a gift tag from his Pet Giving Tree, purchase the item, put a bow on it, and bring it back to put under the tree for homeless and disadvantaged pets in Upper Kittitas County!

    Save a trip! You can download copies of all the tags here, print them out, and bring them in with your item(s)! 2013 Buddy's Buddies Pet Giving Tree TAGS2013 Buddy's Buddies Pet Giving Tree TAGS

    The NKC Tribune and Tribune Office Supply & Printing are teaming up with ARRF and HopeSource this holiday season to collect blankets, towels, treats, dog and cat toys, tennis balls and cash and check donations to go towards ARRF’s veterinary bills. The Buddy’s Buddies Pet Giving Tree will be up through the New Year with 100% of the proceeds going to ARRF and HopeSource to help pets in our area.

    If you would rather use your credit card to donate directly to ARRF, they have a PayPal donations button at:

    Why is Buddy doing this Pet Giving Tree?

    Once upon a time a handsome feral orange tabby cat hung around outside the NKC Tribune’s new office space in the Davis Street Plaza. He began sitting outside the Associate Publisher’s window, looking in and rubbing up against the glass. His appearance grew more and more frequent, until she began calling him her “Little Buddy”. The name stuck. A few bowls of food and a bunch of patient coaxing later, the one-time skittish stray worked his way into the hearts of the entire staff. Now he lives the good life as “Official Office Cat & Greeter”.

    Buddy would like to “PAY IT FORWARD” to other less fortunate animals in the Upper County this holiday season. Now you can help him reach that generous goal by taking a tag from his Pet Giving Tree and fulfilling a wishlist item!