Breed Unknown/American Shorthair
Picture of Josephine, a female Breed Unknown/American Shorthair

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Age: 26 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 6 lbs.

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Josie, Jo-Jo

Quick Bio:
-pound cat

watching the birdfeeders (live theatre for cats!)

because she is missing one eye, she does not appreciate being "approached" from her blind side, She'll grab you and kick w/her hind legs if you do.

Favorite Toy:
anything that moves (and she'd love to snatch one of those birds at the feeder)

Favorite Nap Spot:
on top of the cat tower during the day and between Mom and Dad at night

Favorite Food:
anything edible - she has NEVER missed a meal

she's a survivor and that's the skill she needed most


Arrival Story:
She was "Cat of the Week" in a local newspaper right in time for my birthday. Her only marketable attribute according to the ad was her beautiful, long white whiskers. Her story is one of horror: A man dropping off his trash at the local dump heard a noise coming from a tied box. Thankfully he notified the DPW and when the box was opened, Josie was discovered, clinging to life. She had had her left eye poked out , she had been shot w/ an arrow that was still lodged in her chest and she was severely malnourished. She was brought back to life by a local vet and it took nearly a year for her to recover from her injuries. When I adopted her she was SO wary of people, that she lived in our basement for over a year befor she ventured upstairs. With a lot of patience and love she has become a treasured member of our family. One lasting side affect of her former life is the fear of not being fed. Without fail, she is ready to eat every day at 6AM and 4PM whether she's hungry or not. She just needs to know that she will be able to eat. We love her to pieces and we know that she is eternally grateful to have us as her forever family.

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August 21st 2004 More than 12 years!

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