Favorite Toy: Fafnir, and anything he can drag around for Fafnir to chase
Favorite Nap Spot: What do you mean, nap? Who has time for a nap?
Favorite Food: He seems to love it all
Arrival Story: Jarl started out life in a home with a phenomenal number of cats. He then came to C.A.R.E (where I volunteer) and after a few months went into a trial adoption. That adoption did not work out (the other cats weren't too excited to have him around). I had been contemplating getting a cat for Fafnir, hoping he would quit annoying wiggy so much. So, Jarl came into our home. He is VERY busy!
Bio: Jarl and Fafnir are very good playmates and mostly, things are better for Wiggy. Jarl, though not at all aggressive, does have a pretty dominant purrsonality. Or, he's at least not at all shy about getting what he wants. It's still a process and he's technically still a foster, but well, we all know how that goes.
Jarl came through my life like a bolt of lightning. Fast, furious, full of light. I finalized his adoption, and on July 9, he got diagnoses with renal lymphoma. Today, July 27, he started on his journey to Heaven. I'll miss this guy, the personification of joi de vivre
This might sound kind of morose, but I thought I better write this stuff down. I have been diagnosed with renal lymphoma and I have nodules in both kidneys and in my liver. I also have tested positive for cacilivirus and now that I have lymphoma and taking prednisone, I'm sneezing. Yuck! So, it's one day at a time. It's one day at a time anyway, but it really is now.
I figured I should write down all the funny stuff I have done since moving in with mommy the end of January 2009. I don't want her to forget any of them...ever!
I have spent HOURS just running as fast as I can from one end of the condo to the other...and it's LONG!!!
I jump up and down off the cat tree and like to sleep on all the levels. Basically, the cat tree belongs to ME!!!!
I like to pick up mommy's reading glasses and drop them on the floor. I don't like to do anything else with them, just drop them on the floor.
I don't do it so much now, but I liked to groom mommy in the morning. She just didn't smell enough like cat, or more specifically, like ME the cat. I can be really, really insistent about it! Nothing can stop me when I'm the mommy grooming mood.
I like to sit in the sink while mommy is using the porcelein litterbox.
I like to hop on the sink when mommy is filling the water bowl and lick the faucet when she is done.
I like to run and run and run
I like to carry around my feather wand and I like it when Fafnir chases it.
I like it when Fafnir grooms me.
I like Fafnir.
Fafnir and I sometimes Sumo wrestle with belly bumps and everything!
I like to run.
I like help mommy when she's at the computer by stepping on the keyboard and standing right in front of her face.
I love the "red bug"
I love "da bird"
I love running!!!
I love to cuddle with mommy and Fafnir or just mommy or just Fafnir.
I love my friend, Auntie Ellen who comes to visit me sometimes
I like my grandpa a lot and sometimes jump in his lap when he comes over to put stuff on his iPod.
I sometimes use my paw to take out one EVO kibble at a time and eat it off the floor instead of out of the bowl.
Running is lots of fun.
Sometimes I try to steal food off mommy's plate.
I'll have to come back and add things as I remember them.
OK, how could I forget one of life's greatest pleasures...rolls of toilet paper! Fun to unroll, fun to dig your claws in...the more paper on the roll, the more fun to play with!
Hello! My name is Jarl!!! That means earl or nobleman in Norwegian and Jarl was like the head of the warriors and stuff! That means I'm part Viking like my brother Fafnir. He's a giant and can become a dragon when he wants, isn't that cool?
I really like to run and run and run and run and run some more. Running is the best thing. Fafnir sometimes runs with me. I like Fafnir. I like Wiggy and Tweak too, but they don't like me too much. I don't know why, I'm a very likeable kitty. Just ask Fafnir!
I used to live in a home with over 100 cats! Can you believe that? Living with three other cats is such a breeeeeeeeeze...like the one I make when I run through my home, from one end to the other and back.
You know what else I do? I love feather wands and peacock feathers and I'll drag them around, like I would if I took down an emu or an ostrich and then Fafnir chases the stick end. Once Tweak did too! But mostly it's Fafnir.
You know what else? Fafnir and I can sumo wrestle! We get up on our hind legs and belly bump. And then we run around!
And you know what else? I like to fling myself on my mommy and roll around untill she holds me like baby and I get to snuggle. I really like that. And I like to run.
I also like to eat!
Did I mention I like to run?
And I like to curl up by mom's face in bed, which Tweak doesn't like because that's where she likes to sleep too. You snooze, you lose, I say!
I really especially like to run in the morning after a good night's sleep. For some reason, no one likes me in the morning. Mommy says I'm A NOYING . I don't know what noying is, but I think it has something to do with loving to run. Or maybe it's some race of Viking!
Ok, gotta run!