How cute is Boo?
His current rating is 4.38 out of 5 with 21 vote(s).
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All about Boo
In order to keep indoor cats inside the house it’s important to make sure that doors and windows are securely closed. It sounds obvious but cats are creative and very determined creatures and if there is a way for them to escape, they often will. This is especially true when cat owners (correctly) make the decision to turn their outdoor cats into indoor cats.
Windows are a favourite way for cats to escape. Make sure that all of the windows cannot be opened by your cat. If a window is left open slightly, some cats will use their paws to open it more fully. If there is no screen the cat can escape right then and there. If there is a screen, with just a bit of determination a cat might be able to break though it or slide it open. All you need to do to solve this problem is get a piece of wood and put it in the track of the window. Cut the length of wood so that when you place it in the window’s track, you can only open the window a few inches. Always make sure that your cat cannot squeeze through the opening space. Then to keep the wood in the track, screw it securely into the window frame.
- 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.