Nicknames: the boo girl, silly girl kitty,booboo kitty
Gotcha Date: June 28th 2008
Birthday: June 8th 2006
Likes: kitty pad lock an outside fence, playtime, loves to "clean off counters"
Pet-Peeves: kitty attacks, being picked up or loved before she ask for it
Favorite Toy: straws, loves an small light weigh object to play with straws are her favorite
Favorite Nap Spot: on moma and dads bed and anywhere other kitties cannot find her easily
Skills: she can turn her paw just the right way to make a little palm to hold tiny things in it.
Arrival Story: I went to the local high kill shelter to locate a kitty after my kitty of over 18 years had to be sent to the bridge because of CRF. At the shelter the attendant told me the adoptable cats were in the back and that I would have to pass the feral cat cage to get there "so just turn your head and try not to cry" she said. Well as I passed the feral cats a beautiful white kitty with perfect green eyes reached out to me as I was about to pass the cages. Really she reached out after I said "oooh look at you you look like my skids" with tears in my voice (skids was only gone for 20 days)I talked to her for a minute then went to the back to see all the adoptable kittens and cats. I kept looking back to the ferals and she was looking in the direction of the adoptable cat area. I went back to the attendant to ask her about the ferals and she said we do not adopt them out they are wild and are put down as they come in (!) so I began to fight for her life :) when I said well there seems to be one kitty in the feral cage that should not be there. We went back together to the feral kitties and I showed her "my kitty" booboo also reached out to the attendant as she reached toward the cage and she said well maybe she got put in the wrong cage (!) sometimes strays that are not wild are so scared when they are caught that they seem feral and get put in with the wild kitties. I was told I could not adopt her because she was labeled feral and unadoptable, but that she would talk to her boss and if I came back at closing before they stared the "after hours labor" :( she would let me know if they could remove her from the feral status. WOW I went back and took her off death row just hours before they would have put her down if I had not gotten there. She was so loving on the way home and all week end and the next week we too her to the dr. for a check up and to have her spayed. Her vet check revealed fleas, earmites and maybe worms (the life of a street kitty) so he fixed all that then he spayed her and determined her age to be about two years.
When she came home after the surgery she was very diffent than before, she really acted like a feral, not wanting to be loved on or held and running from us if we acted like we were going to pet her then growling if we caught her and loved on her, however she never tried to scratch or attack us. It was 8 - 10 weeks before she had become more like her presurgery self she still growls someitmes when we pet her (even if she comes to us for luvin)She has come to really love us more than she loves other kittes she will give us "eye blinks" sometimes called "cat kisses" and if no other kittes are near she loves to lay near moma but will not fight them for her time with me, so I am very protective of her around the others.
Bio: All kitty luvin is on her terms and she will let us know if its ok to luv or pet her, even if she ask for luvin she sometimes shys away as we reach toward her, I think she might have been hurt by someone before she found us. She doesn't talk much and when she does the cry is very low and her bottem lip quivers but her growls are clear. I believe she must be the kitty that my skids tapped on the shoulder and told her to reach for me that day. I read about that legend earlier on this site. Booboo has a lot of the same personality traits of skids and she looks almost jut like her just minor differences only a mom would know. Sometimes when she has had enough luving she growls and runs off, my skids used to slap us real good before she ran off after she had enough luvin. We are so glad she is with us, she also deals with some breathing issues the vet said is probably alergies they don't seem to bother her much now days but she weezes sometimes when she takes a deep breath and sometime when she is awake it sounds like she is snoring. Vet also said there might have been some kind of damage done to her throat before we got her and so air might be slightly constricted. The damage might be to her "voice box" She has done this ever since we got her sometimes worse than others, I think season change and stress affect her. She doenst let it get her down or stop her from eating thank God.**** Update on March 17th 2012 my Boo kitty Boo was diagnosed with what looked liked FIP or a cancer most likely it was FIP the wet form, she had fluid on her tummy. We had to help her to the bridge on March 19.
One year ago today I left my family and went to the bridge and mom was very sad and for many months she no longer wanted to play here cause it just made her sad instead of bringing joy like it used to do.
Today mom misses me very much but she is healing and is finding joy again in playing here with the friends we have made. The circle of life goes on today mom was made a great aunt and is celebrating new life that is our baby Addison and today she made mom a great aunt! So much about life is good and so we look forward with joy and gladness for days like today and so mom looks back with a little sadness because of the loss of me her Booboo but now she can look back with gladness for the joy we brought into each others life.
Thank you all my wonderful catster friends for thinking of mom and I today I am so very missed there at home.
PS I posted the new life photo on my page because sometimes the fleas here are dreadful.
It was good to see my pretty Boo kitty's face in the spotlight and to hear from all of our friends. I got on catster late tonight and I have not picked up the photos I started at the office earlier today and got busy. Thank you all my for the pretty photos we will get them up to proudly display them tomorrow.
Her bridge date has not come yet these are the last few days I had with her 1 year ago it was a bittersweet time good I could spend it with her but oh so sad to know I was saying good bye for now. It was like spending time in a hospice for kitties, I think we both knew the end was coming and just enjoyed the time we had left as best as we could. Thanks for the prizzies pamails and comments .
Anna from Calio you are so right and we gotta member that for my girls Boo Ivey and little Alley thanks for your encouraging words.
Thanks everyone for loving my boo and I.
Well one year ago my sweet girl I was doing all I knew to do to make you better and you were working hard to feel better but it just was not to be our time together was coming to it's end. I recall how you loved it when dad gave me flowers you smelled them and tried to eat them, last year dad brought flowers home for my birthday but you didn't feel like enjoying them. I am so glad we had the years together that we did. I am glad your end was not that day I found you in the shelter just looking for someone to take you from that feral cat cage and show you some love. as much as it hurt me to lose you sweet boo kitty I would not have missed it for the world. There is no other kitty like you here you were such a quite girl with eyes so full of love an gratitude you were always watching me, you and little boy were so close and he is not the same without you.
My throat still has a lump in it even now as I think of how much I miss you.
Love you boo kitty booboo