Domestic Shorthair
Picture of Jacks, a male Domestic Shorthair

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Sex: Male   Weight: 9 lbs.

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Walker (Angel Boy), Alexandria (Sweetest Angel),  Molly,  Pookah   , Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 and more!

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Rainbow Bridge
May 15th 2000

Black and White

hunting, yowling in the middle of the night


Favorite Toy:
any object he can bat around

Favorite Nap Spot:
on top of the fridge

Favorite Food:
everything, there is no quenching his appetite (he is hyperthyroid)

He is a master hunter. You could call him a ninja, really. He also has a knack for knowing who in the household is sick, and sleeping with them. We believe he is part ninja, part shaman.

indoors and outdoors

Arrival Story:
Jacks came to live with us when he was a kitten. He moved in with his brother, Mortimer.

My Catster Accomplishments: Daily Diary Pick - June 28, 2012; Diary of the Day - March 14, 2013; Cat of the Day - April 3, 2013; Daily Diary Pick - December 16, 2013

Forums Motto:
I yowl, therefore I am

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Do you take methimazole? I have a question!

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 15th 2012 More than 4 years!

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Jacks Journey into Senior Life

Birthday wishes to my friend

May 18th 2014 10:49 am
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I find it difficult to write in Jacks' diary anymore. He was so full of life, that it was easy before. He gave me so many options. Now, I can't even write as his voice. There are some cats who only notice you when they want food or belly rubs. They ignore you, scratch you when pick them up, look away from you with indifference... Jacks was not like that. He paid attention to everything. He had an intense stare, and he meowed at you when you returned his gaze. He was always aware when someone was sick. He, who preferred to sleep alone, followed you to bed and slept by your side in your sickness. We said he had healing powers. When he became very sick this winter, it was I that he sought out to sleep on, and I returned all those times of healing and comfort to him. And as he slept on my lap, I couldn't find the strength to let go, but he gave me the sense that he was at peace and ready to go. He was still giving me comfort when I thought I was the one comforting him. 13 years is a long time to share a life and then let it go. I miss him and his middle of the night yowling. I want to thank everyone who remembered Jacks on his birthday with gifts and photos. Heaven is even brighter now that Jacks is there. Happy Birthday, my friend.


Goodbye, my friend

January 2nd 2014 7:12 pm
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Today, I held my friend's head when he took his last breath. It has taken me a long time to have the courage to let him go. He has been a member of the family for 13 years. He has grown up with the children. He was the one who slept with us when we were sick. He was an acrobat and a master hunter. He always responded in conversation when you said his name. He was never afraid to stare intensely at you without blinking or walking away. He occasionally stroked our faces softly with his paw. He liked to sit on our shoulders, and he was the loudest purrer in the house. He was named after the old children's game of jacks because he bounced around as a kitten like a rubber super ball. He has given us so much fun and laughter, and now he is gone. He made his quiet journey this morning at 11 a.m. I told him he lived a good life, and my heart broke into a million pieces. He left this world peacefully in a matter of moments, but his life will never be forgotten or erased from my heart. He was my good friend, and I'm sad we had to say goodbye. He will be FOREVER missed and loved. Goodbye, my Jacks.


Many blessings!

December 16th 2013 10:32 pm
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A man knows how truly blessed he is when he sees the size of his friends hearts. Thank you, all my wonderful friends, for honoring me on my Daily Diary Pick with all the gifts, pawmails, comments, and photos. It has been a rough week, but my mom got her water back yesterday. The pipes eventually burst. We were all so happy that she got her shower and her house cleaned because she was singing and being silly. We especially love her when she's silly. During the ice imprisonment as we called it, we all had to huddle together to stay warm and keep our spirits up. I stayed very close to mom. I slept on her every night. She is really wanting me to stay around through Christmas. I haven't thrown up any water lately, and mom thinks your purrs have been helping me. So onward to Christmas, my friends! Thank you all so very much, and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

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