My heart has been shattered into a million pieces, and I’m not sure it will ever be whole again. Jack was my baby. We were BFFs. I am lost without him.
We adopted Jack on November 30, 2003, from a pet store at the mall. Veterinarians would bring kittens to the pet store to be adopted. We would go to the mall on Saturday’s or Sunday’s, and we always walked past the pet store. They had the same litter of kittens at the store for a few weeks. On one Sunday we walked past the pet store and only one orange kitten was in the cage. Chicken Legs said if that kitten was there when we left, he was taking it home. Well, guess what? The kitten was still there and we adopted him. Our lives have never been the same!
Jack made himself at home instantly. He thought everything in the house was his.
He didn’t like to share. Cat grass – mine! Cat tower – mine!
He played hard and slept hard. We loved to watch him. He was just so darn cute! The other cats didn’t think so, but we sure did.
When he was a kitten, I would hold him on my shoulder and carry him around the house all day. He was just so cute; I couldn’t put him down. When I would pick him up from the vet’s office, the receptionist would have him on her shoulder. I was worried that he would never know how to walk. LOL!
He loved to be held. He had to have at least one hug per day. He would wrap his arms around my neck. It never got old.
Jack & I slept with each other every night. He was my snuggle buddy. I was the big spoon and he was the little spoon. He loved new sheet day – he would bury himself in the sheets before we made up the bed.
Jack LOVED being outside and sitting with the catnip. When he was younger, he would constantly try and bust out of the screened porch. As he got older, he just enjoyed sitting in the catnip and sleeping.
Jack was the cat I waited my whole life to have. He was the silliest and sweetest cat.
He was my constant companion. We spent every waking moment together. I am so grateful to have been able to work from home and spend so much time with him.
Jack knew all of our cats – Marmalade, Sherbert, Fluffy, Squeaky, Nacho Man Kitty Savage, Mack, Mango, & Felix. He has been featured on every single Meow Monday post. I hope Jack is in kitty heaven pestering Marmalade and wrestling with Nacho Man Kitty Savage.
While this is one of the worst days of my life, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I loved every single day of being Jack’s Mom & BFF.