Photo Comments Sex: Male Weight: 8 lbs.
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Boo, Boo Boy
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May 18th 2002
me and Yoshi
doesn't like to be held closely but is the sweetest to put with any new family members
laser light, feather on the rod and reel
Favorite Nap Spot:
Science Diet, they only eat cat food
retrieves and does lots of talking, did I say he talked a lot?
We rescued his mother that we didn't know was about 4 days pregnant. She surprised us with ONE kitten and that was Boo. My husband threw his suitcase on the bed narrowly missing the baby kitten and saw something move under the covers. We had no idea Kalli was pregnant because she had been so skinny when we rescued her. Since my husband had "Scout" named from "To Kill a Mockingbird", we decided to name him Boo Radley.
He was born inside and has never been outside and doesn't have a clue that "outside" exists. We recently moved and when I had to take them all down a hallway of the loft, he screamed the loudest. He has a big house now and he's pretty sure it was worth the trip.
Update: Written by his daddy.
R.I.P. Boo Radley 2002-2014.
Yvonne and I called him Boo, in part because we had another cat named Scout and in part because he was the only child of a kitten we had recently rescued that we didn't even know was pregnant.
We also called him the "perfect cat with the perfect life" because he was such a sweet boy and because he never knew pain, cold, thirst or hunger.
A couple of weeks ago Yvonne took him to the vet and was told he had cancer and only had a very short time to live. Friday night I had a long, tear-filled talk with Boo and we said our goodbyes. Yesterday Yvonne took him back to the vet and Boo began his journey to the Rainbow Bridge.
He left me this letter on my computer.
You have been my teacher, my friend and most beloved companion. I was like your child, totally dependent on you & Mama for all my needs. But I never grew up or moved away as children do, I just grew to love and need you more each day, each month, each year.
I never went hungry because Mama Yvonne fed me dinner and gave me fresh water every day. (Of course, the best water was when you’d let me drink from the faucet in the sink when you thought Mama wasn’t looking.) I never got cold or wet or hurt because I lived in the comfort, warmth and safety of your house. I delighted you by curling up beside you when you read books or watched TV, but what you may not have realized is that I loved being beside you because I lived to please you.
The touch of your hand stroking my fur made my life worthwhile. I loved hearing you call my name but your voice when you were talking to God when you said your bedtime prayers while petting me was the sound that I cherished most.
Your moods became my moods. When you were sad or sick, I cuddled closer to comfort you. You were never upset with me because of anything I did. You loved me and blessed me with more happiness than most animals will ever know. I hope you’ll always remember the funny things I did and the happy times we enjoyed together.
Though it is hard for you to understand, I was ready to pass on from this life. Our time together was short, but if we’d had fifty years together, you still would have not been ready for me to leave.
So please Daddy, continue to share your life with others. I know you loved me far more than any other cat or dog that has ever been in your life but do not refuse the opportunity to give another lucky pet the love you have given me. No animal will ever take my place in your heart, but there is another one who needs you and who will grow to love you as much as I did.
Goodbye for now Daddy; I’ll be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.
Yoshi's wrong, I'm mommy's favorite.
The Groups I'm In:
6 or more kitties, Brilliant Orange Cats Unite, Terrific Tabbies
I've Been On Catster Since:
|December 11th 2004
||More than 10 years!
I Was In The:
♥Mom♥ 2005 Mother's Day Stroll!
Rosette, Star and Special Gift History
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