Friday, October 1, 2010

In memory of Johnny Boo

I'm very sorry to post that Johnny Boo was put to sleep this morning. His Mom did the best she could for him, but something was terribly wrong.

Although none of the tests showed anything, he seemed to be suffering. He was ill a lot and the other cats avoided him. After struggling for months to get him to put on even a little weight and stop his constant bouts of diarrhea, it was decided that his good days were too few to continue to put him through it.

Don't be too sad. He still had a loving and warm home for a few months where he had good care and was safe and peaceful. That is MUCH more than I can say for what his life was like outside.

Something happened before we got to him. Perhaps poison that damaged something (Please people, NEVER use rat poison! It kills more owls, hawks and cats than it does mice and rats).

If there's a lesson in this (and God, I hope there is for someone somewhere) let it be that neutering is the loving thing to do when shelters are so jammed full that good animals are put down by the thousands each year.

If you would like to send a donation to the only shelter that would help me wth this kitty, here is their website with address:

If you would like to do something with a national organization that does amazing work with animals, consider this one were you can donate online:

or support the local rescue group in your area.

Thank you for your support and caring.