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In Memory of Boo

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 27, 2016, 5:00 AM




Boo on the table by Scooby777

It was a year ago this month that I lost my Boo. Boo's life was short and started hard. Boo was found in a Target parking lot, taped shut in a box when he was but 3 weeks old. He came out of the box fighting which told us he stood a chance at surviving. We took him to the shelter where I volunteered and he made leaps and bounds at recovery and quickly was the dominant kitten in the kitten room. I had told myself I was not going to get another cat, but before I knew it, he was stirring up the peace of my home. My boys Meow and Tinker were not at all happy with me for bringing home the little black and brown ball of fur. It took some time, but acceptance did come and all was right with the world for a very brief time. Boo quickly became Bad Boo, for defiant was his middle name. I would tell Boo "no" and use a squirt bottle when he got on my dining room table and all be damned if he wouldn't get back up on it and sit like a king moments later. But, I figured if the worst thing he would do was get on my counters and table...life wasn't so bad. I think a lot of his defiance came from being taped shut in that box. It affected his life so much causing him to suffer from anxiety to the point my Vet and I put him on Prozac. Now a lot of you will probably look at me in horror for doing that, but I can tell you it helped Boo have as normal a life as he could and that was all that mattered. I loved that cat as much as he tested my patience. I had no way of knowing that his stay with us would be so short.

Boo Hanging Out II by Scooby777

Handsome Boo II by Scooby777

Good Morning, Boo! by Scooby777

Boo 2011 - 2015 by Scooby777

I miss you, my BooBoo!






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:icondaykiney:
Daykiney Featured By Owner Edited Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
My most sincere condolences! I know what it means to lose a loved petWaaaah! 
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Very kind of you, Irina. It is never easy losing a beloved pet.
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It's so hard to loss your pet, and and certainly as they may have such a short life
I'm sorry to hear of you loss from Boo Hug 
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Maria! And no worries about your English. You took the time to figure it out and for that I thank you.
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hug  You're so welcome, and thank you too Love 
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Heart Heart 
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016   Photographer
He looks so much like my own.  I understand your grief and how much you miss him.  I still miss my Boris and it's been oh, probably 25 years now.....
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I miss all my pets hat I have lost in my life, too...it never gets easier.
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016   Photographer
Ah, that is true....but there are ones that are just super special.  Maybe it's because he was my first.  But he really was exceptional.  He would actually lay in my arms like a baby; no fuss, no bother.  So naturally I thought all cats did that!  Boy was I wrong!!!!!  My Boris truly had ME spoiled!  Best boy I ever had.  Went out to play and ran to me when I called.  Oh the times that we had.  He had it rough as I learned to be a cat mommy.  :rofl:  The stories I could tell you!!!  But he loved me and I loved him.  Almost lost him when he was still a young man to bladder stones.....I was crying so hard that friends thought my dad had died!  Had the surgery and he was fine.....until he was 12....found out he had a chest full of cancer and lost him within 2 days....it broke my heart.....truly......
But the memories are good and I love him still all of these years later....and I've loved each and every one who has followed behind him.....each in their own way.....
I'm scared to death now, as I finally have one who has passed that 12 year mark; he's now 14.  I've never had one to live past 12.  He's a thin one; always has been as opposed to all of my other boys!  See, I'm known for growing them large and big!  My biggest was 23 lbs!  No joke!  But my Max has Siamese in him and he's always been lean.  Now though he's extra lean and he worries me.....
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
All cats are different.  My old man Mr. Meow is now 16. He is my white one from my Christmas cards and here on day. My vet sai based on his current health he looks to be one to make it to 20 years old. So Max may be just fine and maybe he is just leaner because of the warmer months and will now put some weight back on.
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016   Photographer
I hope so!  I worry so!
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I will hope right along with you on this one, my dear.
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1001G Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
:heart:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Edie!
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1001G Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016
pleasure
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Philluppus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016   General Artist
such beautiful tribute to such a beautiful creature,
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Phill!
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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016
How blessed Boo was to be loved by you. They never stay with us long enough. This is a beautiful tribute to you beloved Boo. :heart:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly, Penny.
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Deb-e-ann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
They may only place a few footprints in our lives but they stay in our hearts forever :hug:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, they do...thank you Deb!
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Boo has had a short life.
He was beautiful! Beautiful tribute!  :aww:

I know your feeling, I am missing two beloved cats.  :iconsadhugplz:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, my dear...much appreciated. And so sorry about your losses as well.
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Angel Fella Avatar by MoleyVyrus
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Gigi!
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconywsmileyplz:
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww I'm so sorry. He was a beautiful kitty. :heart:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Linda!
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
:iconsadplz: A lovely tribute to a beautiful cat.....he will be with you in your heart always.
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, dear!
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016
:hug: You're very welcome!
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Okavanga Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Not for the first time, I'm moved by your writing, Sheri. That is a beautiful and heartfelt piece piece in memory of Boo.

David :hug: :heart:
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You are always so kind.  Thank you, dear David!
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Okavanga Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
That's OK!

David
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moulinrougegirl77 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
*hugs*
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, dear.  Good to see you.
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moulinrougegirl77 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
*Sniffs* You too
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Heart Heart Heart 
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moulinrougegirl77 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016
*hugs*
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thegeforce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
D:
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