Saturday, January 24, 2009

In Loving Memory of Our Cat Boo.

Well, this morning we had to say goodbye to our sweet old man cat, Boo. He was a good cat and very old, we think he was about 19 years old. So he lived a long good life and gave us a lot of love, but it was his time. We are unsure of his exact age because we got him when he was already adult size in October of 1991. We rescued him after he was cared for by my mom's friend for a bit, but the weather was getting cold and her kids had very severe allergies so he couldn't go into her home. She knew what animal lovers we are at our house and called my mom. Of course she was willing and we all fell in love very quickly. We named him Boo since we got him in October and he looks like a ghost with his white fur and one yellow eye and one blue eye. He has moved from Utah to Arizona and back to Utah, although with his thick fur, we thought he was a goner our first summer in Mesa. But he was a stronger cat than that. A fighter when he had to be, even though whoever owned him first had had him de-clawed. It didn't seem to slow him down. He was just a more creative fighter. He was also a cuddler with a very loud purr when you got his motor going. In his old age his affection became even more adamant than earlier years and he even got demanding about us sharing our food with him. Such a funny old man, he was. He always slept in the strangest positions. He had a fun Garfield & Odie act that he put on with Merlin. He would egg Merlin on to attack and then he would box Merlin's ears. They were quite entertaining. We will miss him immensely. We were worried about him staying here when we move to Palmyra, New York next month. We knew it would be hard on him to have us gone, but way too hard on him to take him with. So, at least now he is at peace and taken care of before we go. Thank goodness for pictures and long memories. We love you Boo.


5 comments:

Jewels said...

wow, what a gorgeous cat! sorry for your loss! I know it's going to be devastating when we lose our kitties, they become such a part of the family!

Church Fam said...

So are you moving? I think I might have missed that. So what is taking you to NY. Sounds exciting though.

Chicky said...

I didn't know him very long but he was a lovable little fella. Good luck in palmyra.

Seth Hippen said...

Good ol' Boo. I'm glad he's in a better place.

SBAM said...

Rest in peace, Boo! Congrats on the move, I'm sure you're excited! We'll miss being able to see you more often, though!