The Best Kitty In the World
In loving memory of our Boots who we love so much. Boots will be greatly missed and be in our hearts forever.
Boots came to us in 1994; he was a stray kitten living with his mother and five other kittens in an abandoned house next to our apartment in Worcester. We brought him into our home but he almost didn't stay. He decided to adopt us as his family and spend the rest of his life with us.
When we moved to our house in the country he was freaked out for a couple of days but gradually he decided that this would be his new "catdom". He had his favorite windows and favorite perches. He would go to one of his windows and if the blind was drawn he would sit there and paw at the blind as if to say " ahem, I would like this open now". He recognized that his "people" needed instruction on how to open windows, he'd jump up on the bathroom counter and stand on his hind legs and paw at the latch as if to say " it's right here. see this is what you need to do to open it.
Boots was the best cat anyone could ask for; he was fiesty and knew he was the "King of the House" but he was the perfect gentleman. He never used furniture as a scratching post; somehow he knew that that wasn't acceptable. He was loved by all of us and he returned that love unconditionally.
Bootsies as Celeste would call him has his own languge; he would meow to me and Amanda but to Celeste he would say "MA". I think he really believed that she was his mom. Boots would love to play games and tease us. He loved to snuggle with us on cold winter nights in our bed. When Amanda was at home she was his favorite too.
Boots was also quite the gourmet; he seemed to know what was for supper or lunch. He would sit next to your chair by the dinner table and look up at you; if you ignored him for more than a couple of minutes he would stand up on his hind legs and tap you with his paw. He wouldn's say anything; just tap on your leg as if to say "Hey I need to see what you're eating" Depending on what it was he'd gobble down the little piece that you offered or he'd turn his tail and walk away as if to say " You can eat that" Of course his favorite was fish and chips (no potatoes please) and he also loved ham.
In February of 2009 Boots became ill and had to stay at Tufts Animal Hospital for four days. We didn't think he was going to make it but our furry buddy recovered. When the hospital called to let us knowwe could pick him up I was as excited as a little kid about to receive a special gift. I did receive a special gift because Boots stayed with us for another year and three months.
We're sad and heartbroken that he's gone but we thank God that he saw fit to let Bootsies adopt us as "his" family. We will always have a special place for him in our hearts and will never ever forget him.
Rest in Peace Boots we LOVE you forever!