Wednesday, February 18, 2009

RIP Booger

Sadly, last month I had to put the studio feline, Booger, to sleep. It was an unexpected illness, which made it all the more difficult. Booger was a quirky tabby, acting more like a dog than a cat: very sociable, came when you called him, insisting on drinking out of the toilet and rolling over for belly rubs.

I adopted him from a shelter when he was about 7 years old and had him for 4 years. Shortly after I adopted him, I realized he had a chronic sinus problem, hence the name. The past few weeks, I have really missed the presence of having a pet around. I find myself perusing, checking out all the local shelters. If you haven't been to, I highly recommend it--it's kind of a for animals. I've even been to a few shelters to look around. It's been heartbreaking to hear of all the stories of people having to give up their pets due to foreclosure or job loss. Felt Inspired will have a new mascot in the near future --I'll keep you posted.


Emily said...

Awww. So sorry to hear about your little buddy.

Corinne said...

I'm so sorry! It's such a big loss. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you find a new little love soon--it's important.

rita said...

I'm so sorry. Booger looks much like my Chester The Cat. He doesn't know he's a cat, either, and he drinks from the toilet, too.

I've had several cats with chronic sinus infections and they're really really hard to control. No amount of antibiotics knock them out.