Beloved Boscha Is Gone – December 9, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011


Our 17-year-old cat Boscha died last night, Monday, Nov. 28. She was hit by a car in front of her 14th street home.

Everyone in Northtown knew her; circles of college students would gather to sit in the driveway to pet her. Homeless folks on the way to Redwood Park would stop and share their meals with her. Some locals had been petting her for as long as they could remember.

Students would comment that finally, after six years, they would be graduating, and how much they would miss the cat.

Strangers would stop us on the street or in the grocery store and ask, “Are you the people who have the cat at the green house on 14th? She is so wonderful, what’s her name?”

Boscha’s death deserves to be mentioned; so many people knew and loved her.  I just wanted them to know what’s happened and how sad we all are.

The long-haired tortoiseshell kitty with the summer dreads (she wouldn’t let us groom her), the kitty that called out for attention and always got it; has died.

She gave and received unconditional love.  She will be missed.

 Lezley Troxell



5 Responses to “Beloved Boscha Is Gone – December 9, 2011”

  1. Anonymous

    Damn, I’m saddened by this news! I know this cat very well. I’m sorry for your loss!

  2. Julie Ryan

    I am so sorry for this loss. I hope you can eventually take comfort in all the happy memories of Boscha. The community was lucky to have her.

  3. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Boscha seems like she was a lovely cat with a big personality. It’s clear she’ll be greatly missed.

    Wishing you peace in this time.

  4. Virginia

    I can’t stop crying over this news. But I’m so glad she lived a wonderful life getting attention from everyone in Arcata. RIP my little ‘ladyboy’ Boscha!

  5. Ryan M.

    So sad to hear this, but so appreciative to have shared in countless caresses with your little kitty. I always slowed down and looked for her when walking by, and whenever she came sauntering up, it made my day. Condolences and blessings to your family.


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