Bo was my first cat companion. After getting divorced and getting a house of my own, I decided it would be nice to have a pet to share it with, so I went to a nearby adoption event to see what pets were available. Bo wasn’t there the first day I stopped by, as it turned out I found a couple of cats that seemed nice enough, but I decided to take the day to think about it and return the following day for a final decision.
Upon returning the second day, I saw an orange and white tabby boy in the first crate. He saw me too, and began talking to me non stop. The card on the front of his cage said his name was Bo and the rescue group estimated he was 6-8 years old. Bo kept looking at me, talking all the while, so I decided then that I couldn’t leave him behind, so he came home with me that day.
Before adopting Bo, I’d always thought of myself as a dog person, but he changed my thinking quickly. Very friendly and social, always chatting he wasn’t at all what I’d always assumed cats were like. That’s one of the things I loved most about him, he changed my thinking so totally about cats, showing me how sweet and loving they are.
I was heartbroken when Bo passed away, and because he was so special in so many ways I wanted to honor him. It took a while to figure out how to honor such a great cat, but I think in some way he gave me the answer…….a site dedicated to cats that showcases how special they are, and Fully Feline was born.
The picture that accompanies this post is my favorite of Bo with his doggy sister Jessie. Bo, I miss you!