In Spanish, Boo-Boo means crazy, or a bit ‘off’, not quite ‘normal’. In Boo-Boo’s case, the name described him well. Boo-Boo had a rough kitten-hood and had some issues to resolve. However, on the happy side, Boo-Boo had found a good home and a person who adopted and cared for him. AND, being ‘normal’ is not the same for everyone! In other words, there is no such thing as ‘normal’. Every creature, 2-legged or 4-legged, is an individual, with distinctly different wants and needs, likes and desires.
Boo-Boo was happy that he had found a human that liked him and didn’t try to change who he was, or who he would choose to become. Boo-Boo didn’t know who he would become, but for now he was happy to be who he was, a young kitty who was a little different. Although, Boo-Boo really wasn’t that different from all other creatures. All creatures, large, small, furred, furless, 2-legged and 4-legged wanted to feel safe. Most also wanted the companionship of others like themselves. Some also found companionship with creatures different from themselves. Boo-Boo had both; kitty friends, and a human friend.
Boo-Boo was friends with Kit-Kit and Fluff-Fluff, furry kitties similar to himself. Before Kit-Kit traveled to the world beyond, he had ask Boo-Boo the watch over and protect his person. Boo-Boo agreed. Boo-Boo considered Kit-Kit’s person a friend and would make her his person.
Boo-Boo’s person provided a safe place to live, good things to eat and lots of good, cool water to drink. She protected both him and Fluff-Fluff from dangers that were too big for kitties to handle by themselves. In turn, Boo-Boo and Fluff-Fluff protected their person from dangerous mice, bugs and other obnoxious critters that sometimes invaded their home.
Boo-Boo looked at his long silver-black fur and thought about how carefully his person had brushed his tangled and matted fur when he had first come to live with her. Boo-Boo remember how rough and tangled his fur had been and how long it had taken his person to clean it and make it beautiful and shiny.
Boo-Boo thought it was good to remember the hard times of his past; they made him appreciate the good times of the present. Boo-Boo, like most creatures, preferred not to have to fight to survive, but he knew that if he had too again, he could and would. He knew he would also fight to protect his person, just like Kit-Kit had asked him to do. Deep down, Boo-Boo knew that those early hard times, scary as they were, made him strong.
Boo-Boo was cautious and strong. In human terms, Boo-Boo would be considered a ‘thinker’. Boo-Boo studied things; people mostly, but also other creatures, furniture, building structures. Boo-Boo watched for predators of all kinds, and secure places to hide from predators if necessary. Boo-Boo was always aware of his surroundings and the best possible exit strategy to take if faced with an unpleasant situation. Although, since Boo-Boo had come to live with his person, Boo-Boo had not been faced with any unpleasant predator situations.
Occasionally, other humans would visit Boo-Boo’s person, but for the most part, they did not appear to be dangerous. However, Boo-Boo always thoroughly assessed the situation before letting any strangers, human or otherwise, see his furry little 4-legged body! Boo-Boo also kept his claws nicely sharpened, just in case.