Today, October 29, is a happy sad day at our house. 5 years ago today our kitty Boo passed away suddenly. Boo was a great cat, she was super small and a total clown that loved every creature, cats, dogs and humans. She was all about fun and mischief which is one reason this post fits into Monday Mischief. Mom adopted her from a cat rescue organization in Germany and she was a goofy cat from day one I hear. She loved mom’s first dog Trine and as a kitten Boo was always napping on top of or next to
her. She loved Katie and enjoyed washing Katie’s face fur when Katie was trying to snooze. Boo had cancer when she was around 2 yrs old, she actually had a horn like growth on her head, mom said it was the devil in her coming out as she was a devil of a cat, but a nice devil. This was removed and she was fine, but she always had trouble with her weight and she had odd behaviors. She even liked to carry our dog toys around and kind of meow/growled while she transported them. She loved moving and
was really excited to be in the US and looked forward to our new house. Boo was also looking forward to her first Halloween and even had her chicken costume ready to go. Sadly, she never made it to the house as we left with mom in the morning on October 29th and about 2 hrs later gramma called mom to tell her that Boo was gone. She was just walking downstairs, let out a loud screeching noise and that was it. Gramma took her to the vet asap but there was nothing left to do. At only 8 1/2 yrs old, she
was gone. We all still miss Boo as she was a super sweet girl that died much too young.
On the happy side of this day, exactly one year after Boo’s passing mom went to the Humane Society to get a new kitten and she came home with 2 adult cats, Bert about 3 yrs old and Sophie around 1 yr old. Mom did not want another male cat but Bert won her over and let me tell you about mischief – this guy is the king and mom often tells him that any other person would have returned
him as he causes her so much grief but she does love him. It was not long before we noticed a lot of behavior similarities between Bert and our beloved Boo. He is on the chubby side, behaves like a dog, has no fear and gets into trouble. I think the worst thing with him is that he eats everything food and non-food! He has chewed electrical cords, completely eats his cat toys, chews up shoelaces in shoes and more, the guy should be happy he is still alive, worse than a puppy! Mom says that she
thinks Boo lives in through him with the exception that Boo only ate food items. Bert and Sophie are both great cats even though Sophie does not particularly like us dogs. They are happy to have found a home as adult cats and a pretty good home at that. We spoil them rotten and they have mom wrapped around their little kitty paws most of the time. Katie is not real into the cats but Bert and I enjoy having fun together, sometimes I guess I get a bit rough with him, but he is not afraid to let me know when that happens. Sometimes we just start a wrestling match and jump at each other, play chase and tackle and he keeps after me so I know he is ok with it, he hates to lose I think!
That is our Monday Mischief wrapped up into a happy sad day with cats.
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