Cat who inspired book NINE LIVES ON THE STREET gone at 14

Boo Saunders, who served as inspiration for the children’s book recounting the adventures of a pampered pet forced to live by his wits on the streets of New York, died November 16, 2018.

The immediate cause of his death is not known. Boo had been in failing health for some years following an altercation with what was believed to be a coyote and suffered from a number of medical conditions, including arthritis. He died peacefully at Just Cats Veterinary Hospital in Stamford.

The book he inspired, Nine Lives on the Street, was well received by readers. It was written by advertising copywriter and creative director Jon Saunders from the perspective of a cat named Boo Van Den Pelt and has been described as “a children’s book for adults.” Nine Lives on the Street was published by Polar Bear & Company in 2015 and is available on Amazon and from other sources.

Boo is survived by his immediate “humans,” Jon and Dianne Saunders, as well as by Ashley, Peter and Felix Tashjian, Christopher, Loren, and Dashiell Saunders

In lieu of flowers well-wishers are urged to buy the book. A portion of profit from the sales will benefit Stamford charity, Friends of Felines. Please read the great reviews of the book on Amazon Here.