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Age: 5 Years Sex: Female Weight: 12 lbs.
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March 1st 2008
January 1st 2008
relaxing in the bathroom sink, playing with wand
being chased by a dog/kid, dirty litter box
Favorite Nap Spot:
Purina Salmon & Tuna
chases bugs, internal alarm clock, expert jumper/climber
I adopted Jo-Jo as an 8-week old kitten. Josie's mom was a beautiful long-haired black rescue cat named Giselle. The rescue was actually dedicated to finding homes for Dobermans, but the woman who runs the rescue found the very pregnant Giselle in her Chicago Lincoln Park ally right before the Giselle was about to give birth to her kittens.
Jo-Jo was listed on PetFinder.com with her other siblings. I initially was interested in her white-haired brother. But when I visited, Jo-Jo was so cute and playful and came right into my arms, I knew then we were meant to be together.
Jo-Jo is the perfect buddy. She knows her name and comes when called, so would prefer not to be called something else, and knows her people. She has always loved to give and receive attention.
I have always said If I were a Disney cartoon character, she'd be my animal side-kick!
But change bugs her. Josie and I have moved 5 times in the past 5 years.... finally into a home we own 2 years ago! We also added my husband, Rick, and dog, Gunner, to our family over the past 4 years.
Jo-Jo has tried to stay happy and content with all the changes over her short life, but she has been showing signs that she would like to live in a more peaceful environment. We know we are going to have even more changes in the near future as we plan to add a baby to the family and may find ourselves in new jobs. We believe a more established home environment would give Josie the peace and quiet she desires.
Jo-Jo is a little lover, sleeping by me every night on the nightstand or at the foot of the bed. I know she be a cuddle-buddy within her new family after no time!
We're sad to have to say goodbye, but ultimately want our Jo-Jo to be happy and make another family as happy as she's made us.
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My niece and I laugh that Josie isn't chubby, but athletic. She's an expert jumper and could navigate her way around the most delicate items without knocking them over. She is a soft cuddle buddy. Her fur is not too short, not too long. She loves to be held over your shoulder like a baby and enjoys getting ready with you in the morning at the sink.
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December 4th 2013 6:25 pm
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It's been a long time since my last entry. Dad left last month for a few days twice. I didn't like it too much. The first time I was hiding in the bathroom. Pepi hates the tub for some reason. The second time I was coming downstairs on my home to nap in MY spot behind the computer. I think I've reached a plateau with respect to integrating myself here. I spend most of my time in my room on my chair. Dad still has to carry me downstairs every evening. But lately he's decided I can come back up to use my litter box when I want to. Now he's also trying out moving my food bowl to just outside my room! So if I want to eat I have to go into the hallway! I don't know if I like that. I know I've been putting on a few pounds but I don't know if I can do that. What's next? My water? My litter box? (Jo-Jo's Dad: Yes) Not being allowed in my room at all? (Eventually, yes.)
Pepi still bugs me and we fight when she gets too close. But Lena has to do the same thing. Perhaps one day I can walk on the floor without fear.
October 24th 2013 6:41 pm
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I'm sure a lot of you are wondering how I'm doing in my new home. Well I'm still adjusting. I love my new Dad. He brings me downstairs to hang out behind his computer monitor. He even put a blanket in the corner for me. It's nice and warm and he can reach over to give me head skritches. I love it and I don't want to leave when it's time for bed.
The problem is still with Pepi. She does not understand the concept of "Get outta my face!" She keeps getting too close to me and I have to make her back away. We get into some intense tussles for a few seconds and Dad has to get Pepi to leave me alone if she doesn't leave on her own. She still spends a lot of time hanging out in MY room. Dad's not sure if Pepi just wants to be friends (personally I doubt it) or if she's trying to assert some dominance over me (like I'll let that happen). We have our moments of conflict but Dad thinks things are slowly improving. I haven't lived with other kitties before so it will take time. Until then I'm going to sleep here in the corner of the desk where Dad can pet me and play with me.
September 29th 2013 7:11 pm
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Hey everyone, Catster finally transferred my page to my new family. I'm still adjusting. People say it will take a while, but I've made some good steps so far. I like it when Dad puts me on his computer desk. He cleared the back of it so I can hang out there in peace. I like getting petted and lately I've been willing to play with toys too.
The big annoyance is Pepi. She comes into MY room and uses MY scratching post, eats MY food, and uses MY litterbox. I let her know if she gets too close and sometimes she chases me! I'm not sure if Pepi wants to be friends or let me know that she's above me in the Organization. It could be both because she's playful. The only time when we can hang out together is when a stranger comes over and we both hide under the bed. That's not exactly a good time to bond. Lena is OK, she doesn't bug me much. She's the alpha and I know it.
In any case I'm eating, drinking, using the litterbox like I should. Dad brings me to hang with him about every night so all and all, I'm OK. At least there's no big dog chasing me around.
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