Welcome back for another edition of Caturday, where we catch up on the week's latest cat news, and get to meet some of your amazing kitties!
This week, Grumpy Cat visited cancer patients at an Arizona hospital, Conny shared her delightful catcakes, animal actors took over the Harry Potter studio tour in London, and everyone's favorite kitty, Maru, celebrated his sixth birthday!
This week's featured feline is a handsome senior lad, all the way from Australia!
Boo is an 18-year-old Oriental cross from Perth, Western Australia. I adopted him in July 2004 from Cat Haven (@CatHavenWA) where I am now a volunteer and board member. He doesn't show much sign of slowing down on account of his age, and he is so healthy (fingers crossed).
Boo has always been a real little character and the neighbourhood star...and we have had a few neighborhoods. He follows me any time I walk away from the house, so he has been to the local shops a few times over the years.
He visits his nan and granddad (my dad and stepmum) most weekends and loves to explore their backyard and the park across the street. They bought him the jumper he is pictured in here and, like most jumpers gifted by grandparents, he wore it a couple of times to be polite but doesn't actually like it.
He was also the 'editor-in-chief' of Cat Haven's Haven Happenings newsletter for the five years I was its mere editor (his title came from him sitting on top of the monitor while I typed up the document).
The photo in which he is wearing a blue bow is from his 18th birthday party last July. He had a blast and got more guests than I admittedly did for either my 30th birthday or university graduation parties - he has so many friends. He loved his star-shaped cake made from a tin of sardines, an egg and a quarter-cup each of flour and cheese; he did not, however, love the candle.
My dream is to buy a house two years from now so he can have his last ever home, with an enclosed backyard, and we can finish being at the mercy of the cut-throat Perth rental market where landlords rarely allow pets in their properties.
I hope you think Boo is as awesome as I do.
Special thanks to Liddell for sharing the incredible Boo with us this week!
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