Boots was one of the stray cats I cared for. You can't tell from this picture but both of his back feet were white so that is where he got his name. He turned out to be a very sweet and affectionate cat. When my brother was here visiting me, Boots used to sit on the end of the driveway next to him while he smoked a cigarette. Just two guys hangin' out lol. I always looked forward to seeing Boots come across the street at dinner time, and to see him again in the morning when I got up. He always came to me for some pets, then went back to the food dish, then to get more pets, then back to the food dish..... He had a huge appetite and we used to laugh about how he was going to be as round as he was long. Then a week ago he suddenly got sick. I took him to the vet and did what I could but his decline was rapid and I decided to end his suffering today.
I'm going to miss you Bootsie Boots. There will be a heaviness in my heart when I put the food out tonight. Your feral best friend Little Orange Boy will probably miss you even more than me and I feel worse for him than I do myself. I know you looked out for each other and I hope he can find a new friend.
So rest in peace sweet boy. I'm sorry I couldn't do more.