Meet Boo. Out of the three cats I currently live with, she is my favourite. This is why
Two years ago, I spontaneously hopped into my car to drive to a city 5 hours away. If you know me, you know that spontaneity is NOT my forte. It scares me. I like to have to have my days planned out, to the minute. It was very out of character for me.
Then, half way there, I decided to take a two hour detour and stop off in a city that was not on the direct route to see my best friend (who would then go on to become my husband, but that is another story).
So, here I am, in a city that I shouldn`t have been in, doing something that I normally don`t do, when all of a sudden the worst happens. I get distracted for an instant and I end up rear ending a truck… with a hitch…. as I drive an itty bitty car. Yup.That is radiator fluid leaking.
My car is undriveable. I have a four year and a six year old in the middle of summer in a city that I don’t know. Wonderful.
Long story short, a friend managed to drive up and tow me home, but I did have to wait for her to make the 4 hour trek. So what was I to do?
The kids and I begin walking towards the mall. As we pass by a bush we hear the faintest *mew*. It took about 3 hours to coax this feisty kitten out of the bush but when we did we were greeted with a few scratches and loud hiss.
I brought her home with us and it became apparent that this cat had a wild streak. She was not cuddly, she hated to be pet, she attacked anything that moved, especially toes. She was almost a horror to live with, but I couldn`t turn my back on her.
When my husband moved in with me, Boo would attack him in his sleep. She slept in my dresser, away from people, and she would attack anyone who tried to pet her.
Now, two years later, and a lot of training, this is My Boo. *Sitting on my lap*, as I crochet. She would even paw my hand if I stopped petting her for even a second. My daughter, who is now six has even been stopped by Boo as she walks down the stairs. Boo will reach out and paw at her asking to be pet. She has become not only just another cat we live with, but a definite part of our family. I do not think that my life would be as fulfilling as it currently is if I did not have my Boo. She is still very much a queen, and will only be pet, or cuddle on her terms and when she wants to cuddle, watch out. She will manage to get what she wants. 😀