Yeah, you definitely have to watch out for those Hawks. They go after all types of small mammals, and some Predatory birds (such as the Bald Eagle)
have been known to go after Labs, Retrievers, and in the wild Deer and the like. Also, depending on where you live you need to watch out for Bobcats,
Coyotes, Mountain Lions, Wolves, etc.
Where I live the greatest threat is a car.
I am really sorry to hear about "Boo-Boo"
I just lost a pet of mine this past summer, I had her for 16 years while I was growing up, and she ended up with Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Cancer). I
did not even realize it until she passed, but at her age there is over an 80% chance that a Domestic Cat will contract and die from SCC. She made it
nearly 9 extra Months with the Illness before we had to put her to sleep (They generally have only a 10% chance to live even 6 Months past diagnosis).
The original sign was an Elevated White Cell count, but at the time, the thought was that it was only a Bacterial Infection, especially since she
improved with the Antibiotics.
Anyways, it was the most difficult thing that I ever had to do, but I could not bear to witness her suffering anymore. The SCC was essentially
inoperable, and I refused to make her suffer (I felt that it was selfish to not consider her feelings/life above my own joy of simply extending her
Then, the very same week, my neighbor's cat was killed by another neighbor's dog (In front of them). That cat looked just like mine, and they knew
eachother too. It was wild how they went in the same week.
Then, as far as a "sign" is concerned, I had two, one was truly amazing but I do not usually share it.
The second sign however occurred when I felt something brush by my leg one day while walking in my hallway, and I thought for a minute that it was a
blast of air from the A/C Vent, but then I looked around and remembered that there were no A/C/ Vents nearby, and no doors or windows had been opened.
It was at the same height as well that my Cat was, and it was in the same manner in which she used to brush by me too.
SO YEAH, I do believe that, that is a sign for you from your departed "Boo Boo". That is absolutely amazing as well.