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J. J. Jagger (RB 1985-2002)

Domestic Shorthair
Picture of J. J. Jagger (RB 1985-2002), a male Domestic Shorthair

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Home:Navarre, FL  
Sex: Male   Weight: 17 lbs.

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Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-mixed breed

May 12th 1985


Get people to pet them and then act as though he was going to attack!

Hated having his feet or tail touched.

Favorite Toy:
An orange felt fish.

Favorite Nap Spot:
"Sun spots"

Favorite Food:

Loved to climb trees, could jump very high.

Arrival Story:
When we could finally have a cat, we answered an ad in the paper. JJ was in one of two litters, one of which had lost its mother. As my hub was snorgling an adorable gray tabby, I caught a glimpse of a black blur in the corner of my eye. He was pathetic - thin, had a stringy- looking tail and had enormous ears. I kew no one would take this baby, so he had to be mine. We named him J. J. after Jimmy Walker's character on "Good Times". The next day he opened his mouth(out came horrible Siamese wails) it seem to stay that way, so we added Jagger (big mouth)!

Mine he was for sure! He delighted in play and just loved me like his momma; hub says he even said "Mama" in his raspy voice. He was a terror in the beginning and we finally got a playmate for him, sweet Speck. He proceeded to beat up Speck for three days until Speck finally let him have it and then they west best furrrbuds forever. After he had back surgery for ruptured discs, he changed into a total sweetheart. He even took our new nickname for him in stride; we called him "Mr. Half-Mast" because he could only raise his tail halfway! He would snuggle in bed at night like a big teddy bear, placing his head on my pillow. I came home one Monday to find hub in a panic as JJ was having a seizure. By the time we arrived at the vet, he was panting. The vet calmed him down and took samples to send off to a lab which would be in on Friday. We began our anxious wait, visiting him daily. On Thursday night , I took him out of his cage and as I was holding him, he tiltled his head up to me and said "Momma, I'm really tired and I just want to go". I assured him we loved him and would always carry him in our hearts, and it was okay for him to take a long nap, never to awake. On Friday morning they gave him his mornig meds and when they went back to his cage to retrieve him for more, they found he had indeed taken a nap from which he did not wake. The vet confirmed the diagnosis; his adrenal gland had malfunctioned, first sending massive amounts of adrenalin through his body and then failed. As the days wore on, his other systems shut down until his tired heart stopped beating. I know he & Speck are well and happy now and are waiting for me over the Rainbow Bridge.

Forums Motto:
"It's a black thing, baby!"

JJ Boogins, Booger, Do You Want to Live, Mr. Half-Mast

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 10th 2008 More than 8 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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