JoJo McCormick

Domestic Shorthair
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Home:Columbus, OH  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 7 lbs.

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Princess, Boo Boo Kitty, Precious, Mouth

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
November 11th 1990


Sleeping in a sun beam, and snuggling next to Mommy in bed, while she draws.

When her brother groomed her too aggressively, getting her nails trimmed, and going to the vet.

Favorite Toy:
Currently her organic catnip banana. We call her 'nanner girl'.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Under the covers, next to me.

Favorite Food:
Nothing, right now. Although she will occasionally lick her Nutrical supplement off of my finger, and sometimes will eat beef Gerber's Stage 2 baby food.

She is able to make us do anything she wants, at any time, whenever she wants.


Arrival Story:
JoJo belonged to my boss. She was living with 2 brothers, both from the same litter, and they frequently fought with her. She was very quiet, very shy, and quite thin. My boss gave her to me 16 years ago, and she has since become one of the most demanding creatures ever to walk the earth!

JoJo was 4 when she was given to me. She was so painfully thin, you could feel her spinal cord right through her fur. One day I noticed blood in her urine. I took her to the vet, who diagnosed her with diabetes. I was told that she would not live past the age of 7, and to prepare for the worst. For the next 5 or so years, I gave her insulin, twice daily. Because of her diabetes, she had to go in for blood tests every 3 months....until one day, it just stopped! She has not been diabetic for 10 years, although she still gets blood work done twice a year, just to be on the safe side. Because she is older, she does have really bad arthritis. However, I have placed another kitty litter box, along with food and water bowls, upstairs to minimize her time on the steps. And she just LOVES her Glucosamine! She gets it every day to help lubricate her it tastes like tuna/chicken! Update: Josephine The Beauty Queen was diagnosed with CRF 3 years ago. Prior to this last month, nothing was needed, with the exception of Calcitriol, to keep it under control. Unfortunately, these past 3 weeks, her kidneys have taken a turn for the worse. She is now on daily sub-q's, administered at 150-175 a day. I could not ask for a better kitty, as she has been a dream to give fluids to since day one. She simply sits, and purrs. Getting her to eat, ANYTHING, is now becoming quite difficult, as she has no appetite. She is given Pepcid in the morning to help with excess acid in her tummy, but even with that, her appetite has not returned.

Forums Motto:
Me! Me! Me! LOOK AT ME! Me! Me!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Get Well Soon Purr List

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 21st 2007 More than 9 years!

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Meet my family
Shep, My
Precious Angel
Bonny Lass

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Why Does My Little Brother Keep Leaving?

What the MEOW???!!!

November 5th 2011 7:07 am
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Mommy is off her rocker! I guess losing me and my brother finally just pushed her over the edge. Why am I saying this? Mommy and Daddy got a PUPPY! A PUPPY! A puppy that can only be described as the size of a small pony, with REALLY sharp teeth. I guess it's a good thing I'm not there, because there is NO way I would be able to keep up with it. But, I'll give her this much, she is pretty cute...when she's sleeping! I'm pretty sure she will mellow out when she gets older. At least I hope she will! Mommy and Daddy really want another kitty, but they decided it's still too soon. I've only been an angel for 7 months, and Mommy still cries. But, Mommy knows that there are fur babies out there that need homes, and not having one has been really hard on her and Daddy. So, they decided to get a pup, and will get another kitty once Bonny(the pup's name), has settled down. Mommy has always wanted a dog and a cat, together. She thinks it's a funny and cute combination, especially when they adore one another. And that's what she's hoping for. A kitty that will love the puppy. This is actually Mommy's FIRST dog. She's had cats every single day of her entire life! Needless to say, it has been a MAJOR learning experience!
So, my sweet kitty friends, if any of you are interested, go and check out the newest addition to the family. She's such a ham!
Hope all of you are doing well. We think about each and every one of you, constantly. We love you all, BUNCHES!
head-bonks and kisses,


Thank you, my furry friends!

June 1st 2011 6:11 am
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Awwww....I have such good kitty friends! All of my pretty gifts, all perfectly lined up in my giftie box. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love and treasure each and every one of them.
How have my kitty friends been? I've had to take a break from typing while my Mommy plays catch-up with life. I've flown down to see her MANY times, and each time, she SWEARS that she will post a new entry for me. But, she never does. Bad ol' Mommy. So, I'm going to take it upon myself.
As many of you already know, since I have been gone, Mommy has been chasing her wild rabbits around, trying to get in a good squeeze. But,poor Mommy can't catch them. And guess what else? A couple of weeks ago, Mommy looked out the window, and she now has two ducks! DUCKS! Okay...Mommy lives in the burbs. Not out in some fabulous farm house. THE BURBS! And here she is, with two mallards coming to visit her every single day, at LEAST 4 times a day. In fact, the female came to visit this morning, and was MOST unhappy that there was no bird seed out. Mommy forgot to get some. So, she ate the few remaining seeds that were left over from yesterday, and played in the bowl of water that Mommy put out for her and her mate. It was HYSTERICAL! The female scoops seed up on her bill, and sticks it in the bowl of water. Then she puts her entire head under water, and eats the seed that has fallen to the bottom! Mommy always wondered why they turned upside down in ponds and lakes, and mooned everyone. She knew they were eating, but she got to see it first-hand this morning...cause the bowl that the water is in is clear! You can see right through it. And that's how she saw Mrs. Duck eat. It was SO funny. She and Daddy laughed and laughed. And then, they were visited by their hummingbirds...which actually migrated to Ohio relatively early this year. Mommy was VERY excited about that. She loves her little hummingbirds. Probably because they remind her of me...wonderfully adorable, but occasionally loud and cranky.
So, as you see, Mommy has been busy taking care of her wonderful wildlife. She says it's still not at all the same as having a fur baby...but it will have to do until she is out of her mourning stage.
I hope everyone is doing wonderfully. I miss you all so much! Oh, and if anyone is interested, Mommy did a blog post on her nutty bunnies and ducks, with lots of pictures. The link is, and, it's a biggie.... bmission-and-fun-with-wildlife.html
But please, do not feel obligated to look at it. Only if you want to see what her furry critters look like.
Much love to each and every one of you. I miss you all so much. And I'll try to make Mommy be better about updating. Bad ol' Mommy!
xoxoxo Josephine the beauty queen


A little Easter wish....

April 24th 2011 7:10 am
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I wanted to stop by and wish all of our Catster friends a VERY HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you all so much for being such dear friends over the years. We cannot thank you enough.
Much love to you all, and have a wonderful Easter!

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