Remembering Boo (2002-2019)

Yesterday is one of those days that all pet owners dread. The visit to the vet for a beloved pet, only they don’t go home.

Sadly that was yesterday for my boy, Boo. He had been a part of the family for 16 1/2 years.

Boo was one of three kittens all from the same litter that Mr Lonetester and I adopted. Part-moggie, part-persian, they were kittens of a ‘friendly stray’ at my parents house, and I’m pleased to say that we gave them all a wonderful home.

Having got Boo and his siblings at just under 4 weeks old, we got to watch them grow from teeny-tiny bouncy kittens into big fluffballs.

Saying goodbye is never an easy decision to make, but we know it was the right one as it wouldn’t have been an easy life for him going forwards. Although not himself for the past week, having lost weight and quite weak, he was still smoochy, and purring until the end … and he is now over the rainbow bridge with his sister Zap, who left us last year. 

We are a fur-kid family, and just like kids, each one has their own likes and dislikes and personality. Boo has always been a Mummy’s boy, so I’m missing him like crazy. He’s simply not there – on the bed – where he always is. It really was his favourite place. He’s not there to ‘talk’ on the phone when I’m talking, and he’s not there to be first to the food. He was our chatty boy, and you could have a whole conversation with him, and he liked me to take him for a walk, which was me holding him over my shoulder and walking up and down the hallway.

There’s a 100 little things that I could mention about him … but instead I’ll just share some pictures of him.

Boo, not quite 2 months old

Boo with his bother and sister, age 2 months

Boo and Toffee at age 3 months

The three of them slept together for quite some time

he’s a big boy at age 3

one of my favourite pics of him, age about 7

Toffee curled up with his brother Boo. This was their last moment together

Goodbye Boo, you will never be forgotten

5 Responses to “Remembering Boo (2002-2019)”

  1. Helen Smith says:

    Hugs. Such a loss for you both. Doing the right thing for them is so hard

  2. Crissouli says:

    It is one of the hardest things we ever do… my heart goes out to you and Daryl, it’s so sad to farewell a fur baby.

  3. So sad for you. But you’re a genealogist. So make sure you add Boo and Zap and Toffee to your family tree, and document their life and stories just as you do with other loved family members, so they can be remembered forever.

  4. Jacqui Brock says:

    What a lovely tribute to Boo. My sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your beloved pet.

  5. Barb says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. They have a way of melting our hearts.

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