Boots....Everyone should own "boots"
by Muriel Austin
(Sudbury, Ont. Canada)
Boots is now 9 yrs old. We first encountered Boots who (btw is half maincoon breed ) was underneath our porch.
I'm an animal lover and my home has become a refuge for homeless cats. I can't sleep or eat knowing there a cat out there who is cold and hungry.
It took us 2 days and finally he was on our deck eating the food I left for him. I could see him through the window and he was tiny little ball of fur. All I could see from this angle was white paws that looked like booties. Hence the name boots came about.
After a week of coaxing and gaining his trust my husband was the first that Boots went to. He followed Tim inside and from that moment Boots and Tim became unseperable.
Six months later Boots got out while we were moving. We moved three streets down. Every day for months my hubby went looking for him but no boots in sight. 14 months later Tim heard a cat meowing outside and right by the beginning of our driveway was a black and white cat and when Tim approach him he notice under that scruffy dirthy fur a set of green eyes he would never forget.
He called his name twice Boots relpied with a meow and rub his head against his leg. After a yr and half being gone Boots found his way home. We cleaned him up took him to the vet and Tim got him microchipped just in case he lost him again. Fortunately for us Boots still with us and he still follows Tim around.
My husband would be lost without his best bud and to think few yrs ago he was just a stray hoping to survive out there. Boots is a member of our family and no one could or would ever take his place!