Precious Bootes passed into the light on September 27, 2011. She was 12 years old. Despite surgery and other interventions, mammary cancer had spread through her lungs. Her feisty and friendly personality endeared her to everyone. Many folks who said they ‘don’t like cats’ changed their mind after they met Bootes. An adopted foster herself, Bootes helped many rescued kittens adapt to indoor life. She especially enjoyed her time watching the birds and wildlife visiting the backyard. She will be truly and deeply missed.