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Josie - Adopted

Domestic Medium Hair/Breed Unknown
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Home:Wheaton, IL  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 8 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Josie, Josephine Joy, Jo-Jo

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

Gotcha Date:
March 1st 2008

January 1st 2008

Blue Tabby

relaxing in the bathroom sink, playing with wand

being chased by a dog/kid, dirty litter box

Favorite Toy:
feather wand

Favorite Nap Spot:
the bed

Favorite Food:
Purina Salmon & Tuna

chases bugs, internal alarm clock, expert jumper/climber


Arrival Story:
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 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.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Athletic Beauty

I've Been On Catster Since:
July 29th 2013 More than 2 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
Sarge (In
Loving Memory)

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What's new with Josie

Final Entry (probably)

January 16th 2014 5:14 pm
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Well Catster is shutting down. Well not all of it, but enough of it and that includes our cat pages. So when all is said and done I won't be back (well maybe for Texts with Mittens). In any case Josie is in her new home so there's not much for me to do for her page anyway. I was going to post any pictures I was sent, but I'm sure she's happy where she is. She's doing things that she never did while living with me. Things like sleeping on the bed or jumping up next to me for pets. I always had to carry her. I did the best job I could. I wasn't perfect but I tried. When things got too much, at least I made sure she was in a better home. The important thing is that she feels safe and happy.

It was through Catster I found her and Catster making her CotD on the day I needed it helped my vet find her profile easily so he could make a hard copy for her eventual new Mom. I know Catster was a big help in many adoptions and rehomings. Without it, I'm sure some sweet kitties would not be here. I'm not sure what will replace it.

Thank you everyone. May we meet again.


DDP Hooray

January 14th 2014 4:43 pm
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Wow! Just a week after being CotD I'm a DDP! That's awesome!

Dad called on Sunday. I'm doing really well. My bite mark is almost healed. I'm sleeping on top of the bed with Mom. And I'm really coming out of my shell and showing my true self. I wish I could have been my true self with Dad but I didn't like the other kitties. Dad's probably not going to call again. I'm happy and healthy and ready to move on with the next part of my life. My old Mom would be thrilled I finally found a good home for me.

My thanks to all my friends here and to Catster who helped make this possible.


Email to Dad

January 8th 2014 7:21 pm
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Mom sent Dad an email the other day. We'll share some of it with you.

She wants to play and be brushed a LOT, and she dozed off a bit while snuggled up with me on the sofa watching TV last night. She also spends time on my bed while I'm puttering around the house, but still seems to feel a little safer sleeping under it. She's getting calmer and acting more and more contented.

So as you can see my new life is very good. I'm not being harassed by other cats and I have the complete attention of my person. Soon I'll be sleeping on top of the bed with Mom if only to stay warm. It's cold out here!

Dad wanted his home to be a place where adult kitties can get a well deserved second (or third) chance. He might not have been able to keep me, but he did find me a new home where I got the chance I needed. Thank you Catster for your part in this.

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