Friday, July 18, 2014

Remembering a Beautiful Soul

I've been debating on whether or not I wanted to post about this topic. Clearly, I've come to the conclusion that it's a good idea. Everyone is going to deal with death sometime in their lives, whether it be a pet, a loved one, or a loved pet! All pets are loved, but you get what I mean.

I've recently had to deal with the passing of a cat i've had for a long time. This is my journey with that kind beautiful soul.

Formerly known as Vigina, we called her Booger her whole life. Sometimes we called her Viginia Slim because she was so fluffy and chunky. I remember that day inside Petco, walking down the makeshift aisle of cats in cages and I stopped at Booger's. I looked at her in the eyes and said 'she's the one I want'. They took her out of the cage and I held her and she didn't squirm or fight it, she laid in my arms like 'please take me home' and I did.

My reasoning for getting a kitty was because I had recently moved out on my own, 4 hours away from family. I started college and was lonely. I wanted a companion. I had kitties in my life, but none I got close enough to. Just childhood kitties. So, I made the decision to get a companion and just so happens Petco was having an adoption that weekend. Lucky me. Lucky Booger.

In Booger's early days, she loved to chase balls down a long hallway. Yes, like a dog. She loved to play with string, dip her paws in water glasses. Even try to squeeze her entire body into a glass. I don't know why cats do that. It's silly. She loved to cuddle from the very beginning. Very laid back kitty and very loving and compassionate.

Booger always loved to cuddle with me when I was trying to get stuff done, she's such a silly soul. Anytime I was down, she was there. I could be crying on the other side of the house and she was there in a heartbeat to lay on me and nudge me and give me kisses. She always gave kisses on my nose. And she would bump my nose a lot. Which later I discovered that when kitties bump noses its like a human saying hey how are you. They are checking in. I like to think Booger was checking in with me.

Boog was also in love. Her and Kitten had an amazing relationship. We caught them cuddling on the couch multiple mornings. Most of the time Booger slept on my head in bed, but sometimes she took time for Kitten and that was special. They bumped noses a lot and always played and ran around the house together. Kitten is doing okay, sometimes she lets out a few cries and she punched through the screen last night and escaped (probably looking for booger). Which is a stunt Booger is too familiar with. When she was younger, she was in the kitchen window and fell through. She didn't leave, she sat on the front porch and meowed until I woke up and let her in. Good Kitty.

I'm not going to write about Boogers ending days, because that's not how I want to remember her. She was seriously the best soul I have ever encountered. I've never came across another animal that had such amazing power. Booger taught me a lot about being patient, loving, and compassionate. I hope to find another soul half as good as hers in my next maine coon mix. (not anytime soon though)

We gave Booger a proper burial on Sunday, July 6th. Her body is gone, but her spirit will forever live on. She's always in my heart and I will always love her! I have moved passed the 'i miss her' stage, even though I do. But now I am able to look at her pictures and talk about her and remember the fun and great things she did. She's more than just an animal. I'm very thankful I had the opportunity to love and be loved by her.

Enjoy your journey Booger!


  1. My sincerest condolences...I keep various pets as well, and each time time one of them pass heart just feels so empty.

    But most importantly, I would feel that Booger had a great time with you : )

    1. Thank You! You are a kind soul and I am thankful to have you as a reader. Much love to you.