The Legend of Boo

I know it’s been a gazillion years since I’ve blogged.  And I truly have wanted to get back into it with great gusto.  I have blog postings floating around in my head all the time.  I just can’t seem to get them on paper lately.  Or maybe I should say on screen.

But before I go further with my blogging, I have to put this one out there.  Because I have a strong need for my little blogging community to know my heart.  You who have been following my blog for a long time will understand.  You can’t read my blog and not know how much of a cat lover I am.

For those of you new to the blog, you might just want to skip this one.  But for those of you who have known and loved my Boo, please bear with me……..

Early 2004A

He came to live with us in January 2004.  Full of youth and spunk.  A wide-eyed sweetheart.  It took me awhile to warm up to him.  It was too soon, you see, after I’d lost my dear Buckwheat.  But he quickly wormed his way right into my heart.  And I was forever his Mom.

Early 2004B

He loved to watch the birds at the backyard feeders.

Sept 2004

He always wanted to be right in the middle of everything.  And he spent most of his time right by my side.  No matter what I was doing.


He never met a box he didn’t want to climb right into.

He was a great traveler.  When Dear Hubby got a job in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he rode back and forth with me in the car almost every month for a whole year.  He was a great companion in the car.

He loved our motorhome.  And traveled across a lot of the USA with us.


His favorite spot going down the road was my lap.  And he would usually land in it about 30 seconds after the motorhome started to move.


He went to Oshkosh with us and even came home with an aviator buddy!


He saw the Badlands of South Dakota…..


….and walked on the beach of the Pacific Ocean in Oregon with Dear Hubby.

LaConner 2005C

Sometimes we’d find him riding in the most unlikely of places.


But most times he would just be in my arms.


Sometimes he was our navigator.  Pointing the route he wanted us to take.  He could even do it in his sleep.  He was one wise cat.

LaConner 2005D

And he had many friends along the way.  Including Spanky.

LaConner 2005E

I’m sure I could think of a million captions for this one.  But suffice it to say, I caught him in a really great yawn.

May 2012

Remember how I said he was always in the middle of everything?  I don’t even know why I was taking this picture.  But he wanted to be smack dab in the middle of it.

Canada June 2013

My sweet, sweet Boo Bear.  I cannot even fathom a world without you in it.  You will always be in my heart.  And forever in special memories of the Best Cat in the Whole World.  You’ve only been gone a few days.  And I miss you so very, very much.  I thought we’d have a lot more years together.  I wasn’t ready to let you go.  But then again… I never would be, would I?

In loving memory of my special Boo
April, 2003 – August 12, 2013

Hug your furry friends today,
P.S.  There are many great posts about Boo on this blog.  With a lot more pics.  Two of my very favorites are Boo and the Bag and My Helper.  If you want to read all there is about him, he has his own category!  With 36 postings that include him.  He will forever be in my heart.

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21 Responses to The Legend of Boo

  1. Cathi says:

    Oh, Barb! What a wonderful tribute to a fantastic kitty! I am so glad we got a chance to meet him. He was indeed a very special kitty. You know my heart breaks for you – it is so very hard to lose a beloved kitty!

  2. Wendy says:

    I agree, what a beautiful tribute! I’m so sorry you lost your best friend, I know I’d be lost without mine. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Yvonne says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to let a beloved animal go. He looks like a real special and living cat. I have a Blackberry one just like him an your Spanky looks just like,our cat Utah.

  4. Peggy says:

    Barb, I am so sorry. You know I am not a cat lover but I feel your loss and can appreciate how sad you are. Thinking about you……..quilting therapy is good and getting back to blogging too! Hugs

  5. Diane says:

    Oh, Barb. I am so sorry for your loss. You know I am not a cat lover and wheez uncontrollably when one is near, but the pain of loosing a loved one runs deep and is universal. There will always be a part of Boo in your heart. Loved the little Travelog of him! Special pet!

  6. KAREN SMITH says:

    Dear Barb, I’m so sorry you’ve lost such a special friend. Boo was a beautiful, loving family member…wish I could have met him in person. Thanks for sharing his story with us.

  7. Kay Burton says:

    Tears falling. I understand all too well your feelings right now. It seems like Boo has been a part of your blogs always. These losses are so difficult, but they certainly remind us all about the unconditional love we share with our four-legged friends . You are in my thoughts, Barb.

  8. Cyndie in Ohio says:

    A beautiful tribute to your Boo. Thank you for sharing him with us he always brought a smile.

  9. Donna says:

    Oh, Barb! I’ll miss Boo too! But I believe he’ll be in Heaven waiting for you.

  10. Brenda Milum says:

    I know you miss Boo! I hugged Sadie a little more this week. Sadie said, “Arf, arfffff, oooohhhhh.” She will miss Boo too.

  11. Cindy Smith says:

    LOVE the pictures! So glad you posted this today. Such a sweet boy. He will be missed.

  12. Sandi says:

    As I was reading, the tears came as I knew what was coming. I wanted to keep reading but I didn’t want the reality of what was coming. I know how you and Mark are hurting and you have my prayers coming your way. Take care.

  13. RuthB says:

    So sorry for your loss of Boo. We’re lucky to have them for as long as we can. We had patch for 15 years and Ben for only 3 1/2 and I loved every minute and miss them. I hope your photos and happy memories give you comfort.

  14. Our furry children are so hard to say goodbye to, aren’t they? But they do leave such wonderful memories with us. What magical creatures they are! Blessings to you both.


  15. Kandy Murray says:

    My prayers are with you in the loss of your beloved Boo. It’s a shame that our fur-babies don’t live as long as we do. I pray for comfort for you and your “dear hubby.”

  16. Donna Keating says:

    So very sorry for your loss of such a loving and devoted companion. They have a way of stealing our hearts.

  17. Bertha Mallard says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Boo was a beautiful cat and friend.

  18. Dori Hauptmann (Sue's sister-in-law) says:

    Dear Miss Barb. I’m sorry for your heart hurting so much 😦 I love animals with all my heart too! I have a wonderful book called “Cat Heaven”, it’s wonderful. It’s about 5 minutes of reading, and it will make you laugh and cry, in a good way. It’s by Cynthia Rylant. I give it to my friends after their cat has gone to heaven. They read it, then they write their cat’s name in the front and they give it back to me. I will put Boo’s name in it today 😉

  19. Lani says:

    Barb, I am so, so sorry for your loss. Our pets bury themselves so deep within our hearts that it can be so hard to fill that space when they leave us. Your tribute is lovely, and hopefully all these beautiful messages from friends can help refill that space in your heart, albeit slowly. And from my experience, our pets send us angelic messages through the beauty of other animals, and in nature, as we take a walk outdoors. Hope the sun is shining for you in Canada.

  20. Barbara Callaway says:

    A lovely tribute to your precious kitty. He was lucky to have you as a mom!

  21. Carmen says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Boo. I always looked forward to seeing what he was up to now!

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