Likes: Laying under his blanket on the couch. Doggies, he loves dogs and isn't afraid of them, most other kitties, sleeping with Ma-ma, lap time with Ma-ma, playing vampire with other kitties!
Pet-Peeves: Being held by his people, kitties playing vampire with him!
Favorite Toy: lil mouses, almost anything!
Favorite Nap Spot: Under his down blanket on the couch,on the back of the couch, in the papasan chair, in the window bed, on Ma-ma's bed.
Favorite Food: Anything!
Skills: Boone could open his little kitty door to go outside after just a few lessons! Boone get along with dogs remarkably well, he just insists that they become friends! He also can befriend anyone - his ability to love and be loved his a special skill!
Arrival Story: I found Boone at the Humane Society in Spokane WA. I went there really to find a grey/white kitty - since I already had a tuxedo, and an orange and white tabby. There I found Boone, I wasn't expecting him, or looking for him, but I found him. And, once I saw him, I knew he was going home with me along with Jax, the grey and white kitty I also found. Boone was the mirror image to my older tuxedo kitty, Helmet: the spitting image. It was uncanny. I figured if for some reason I couldn't keep him I could find him a better home - and I would foster him in that case. However, once I got home, I realized I didn't have Jaxie, instead, I had been given another grey/white kitten. I called the agency and told them I didn't have the right cat, they said they realized they had sent home the wrong kitten. They asked if I wanted to exchange him for Jaxie - I said "he's not a t-shirt!" So, I went and got Jaxie - and kept the other grey/white kitten too - he is now Crockett. Can't have a Crockett with out a Boone, so the three new babies were Crockett, Boone, and Jax. What a treat it was to watch the three of them together - the older two thought so as well. The babies couldn't do everything the older guys did - but they had a great time watching their kitty video - and playing in their kitten-sized cat tree. After my divorce I moved to accept a new job - and couldn't take all five kitties with me. I knew they wouldn't get quite the attention they were used to receiving. So, my Mom stepped in and became Mom to Crockett and eventually Boone.
Bio: During Boone 's first visits to the vet for his vaccinations it was discovered that he had a heart murmur. I was never told what level it was - or what to do about it - only to monitor it. Boone grew up harness and leash trained, and travelled exceptionally well. He travelled from Spokane to Portland - to Colorado Springs. He hardly ever made a peep.
Boone isn't with us any longer, I was devastated when we lost him. Boone was such a tiny guy, with a big personality. He went to stay with my Mom along with Crockett as I had 5 kitties and was moving around the country a bit and renting apts with kitties is pretty difficult (not to mention expensive).
Some of my fondest memories of all the boys are leash/harness training them in Spokane WA. We had such a big back yard at the time - and I would take all five out (the 3 little guys were just kittens then) and they would walk around on their long leashes and harnesses and enjoy the outdoors.
The three kittens loved their hammock tree and watching their kitty video - yes they have their very own kitty video called Video for Cats! It has fishes, hamsters, birds, and other kitties, all in their natural environments doing what they do best. They would stand up on their hammock tree and remain glued to the TV for the entire half hour video!
Boone was always getting into something. I remember my friend Tanji being over for dinner and we left our steaks out on our dinner plates on the dining room table. There wasn't much left and we were just taking a break before cleaning up. Next thing I see is Boone dragging one of the carcasses along the floor! It was practically bigger than he was at that time as he was only 6 months old maybe! It was too funny.
He loved being around his brothers and laying with them (as you can see in many of his pictures. He had the cutest face and sweetest eyes, you could practically see into his soul (yes I know many people don't think animals have souls but I disagree!)
My biggest regret is not being more proactive in his healthcare and discovering his heart problems while something could have been done to help maintain a relatively healthy heart. No one should go the way he went, and it breaks my heart to think that his heart just got too big for his body.
Not much to say right now, that's a good thing. Nothing significant has happened, except for some runny poos and there is a new member of the family from what I can tell: his name is Sunny, he is of the canine kind.
The bridge is still as wonderful as ever, I miss everyone, and I know you think of me often. I'm sorry my time was so short on earth, but I am here waiting for you with Kita, Spook and Seeger.
Just wanted to let everyone know that my sister Kita (who happens to be a lovely German Shepherd), whom I loved so much, found me today at the Bridge. I knew she was coming though - I was watching everything she experienced today. I was just there a month ago - at the ER vet. Kita wants everyone to know that she misses you - but is glad to have a brother here to show her around. Seeger was more than excited because he can take her around to the doggy side and do all those doggy things - while Spook, Sas, and I chase butterflies in the meadow, and then mosie over to the waterfall for a cool drink. Kita, I am sorry your time was so short, not as short as mine, but still not even 9. Kita didn't really even know she was sick - that sick. She thought her belly ached and of course was confused but didn't feel all that bad. She said she knew her Grandmom thought it was going to be resolved today - and overheard she might have gotten a bath. But, she was very tired, and underneath everything, just felt like she didn't have much energy. She didn't know what was wrong, but knew that this was different.
So, I know everyone is still having a hard time after I left, and now lil' Kita on top of that. Please just know that we are waiting for all of you, and we are only a thought or dream away.