How cute is Boo?
His current rating is 4.38 out of 5 with 21 vote(s).
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All about Boo
For many, just the thought of a hairless cat is enough to make them shudder. For these people, the sight of a hairless cat is shocking, and touching one is downright scary. If you are one of these people, then this article is unlikely to sway you in the other direction. However, if you are the kind of person who has always been a little bit intrigued by the unique look of hairless cats, read on. Behind their striking appearance is a fascinating background, and if you are considering making a hairless cat part of your family, there is also a plethora of information to know about the proper way to care for these beautiful creatures.
Congenital hairlessness in cats is an extremely rare trait. Essentially, a hairless cat is the result of genetic mutations in one or more of the genes which encode for normal hair development. While the word ‘mutation’ implies that this genetic condition is unwanted and accidental, there are actually many breeders who select specifically for the hairlessness trait and work to maintain the hairless lineage in their cats.
- D. Hayes
- Halton Hills
- Province, Country:
- ON, Canada
- Date of Birth:
- Aug 4/97
- Coat Colour:
- grey and white
- Eye Colour:
How I met Boo
December (96) I was downsized at work. We decided it was a good time to move to a new town. Before I left my former work place, there was someone from my company who was moving into a new house too. There they found that the previous owners had left behind (outside) a very cute grey and white kitty. They said they would come back for him but they never did.
They had also left behind in their basement their tenants dog with a cast on his leg. They forgot to tell the tenant that they were moving (????) and they were supposed to take care of the dog for him while he was away. So the women called the Animal Control because she didn’t know what to do with the dog. His owner later went and claimed him back.
Well, the women and her son were allergic to all pets and brought the kitty to work. I baby-sat him all day. At the end of the day another person took him home. The next day she brought him back because her husband had said “no way”.
So I took him home with me. Here I was unemployed, Shadow was very ill and we were moving. At first my husband said no, but I cried that we couldn’t turn him away and he knew in his heart that Kitty and Shadow wouldn’t be with us much longer and relented. Someone at work had named him Smokey, but I started calling him Booboo (it's his love name. Well, I took him to the vets for all his tests and needles. Turned out he had ear mites that took us 6 weeks to clear up.
But he had a very important role to play in our future.
When Kitty and Shadow passed away he was there for us, to comfort us and for us to hug cause we were very heart sore. But he was lonely too for kitty companionship.