Cat Adoption (Part 2)

Thanks for sticking around for part 2 of my cat adoption stories. We started with Casey, Spike, Cookie, and Oreo. Today you’ll hear the stories behind Bones and Jack. (Their stories got a little long so we’ll cover Jill, Dora, Onyx, Minnie, Magic, Houdini, Luke, and Queso another day.)

Bones

My husband and I had just moved into a condo in Connecticut in 2004. I was traveling for work (like I still do) and Kevin told me he saw a cat by our back patio. I said, “Don’t feed the cat because we already have 2 cats….3 cats would make us crazy cat people”! (Here we are with 9 cats. My new mantra is that “crazy cat people” are people that have 1 more cat than we do. LOL Through the years, that number has been rising).

Kevin didn’t see the cat again after we talked but he called me another time and said the cat is back, but he is limping. Of course, I’m not a monster so I told him to scoop him up. Kevin was able to do that and took him to the vet. We found out that all the bones in his paw were broken straight through. The vet that we saw wanted to put pins in his bones and have them grow together, to the tune of $3000.00. Needless to say, we asked for another option and I’m glad that we did because we found the best vet that we could have ever had! 🙂

“Our vet,” told us that putting pins in would be a waste of time. He suggested that he line up the bones and put on a cast and just let it heal (to the tune of $300). That is what we did and Bones fully recovered. We decided to name him Bones since his paw had broken Bones.

However, we did get some bad news when we took him in. We found out he was FIV +. I’m going to write an article about it in the future, but think of it as HIV in humans. It cannot be spread between cats and humans. We had never heard of it so we didn’t know if it was something that Bones could live with. What we found out is that as long as Bones was an inside cat (which he was going to be), he would live a “normal” life. We were very on top of any colds or sneezes since his immune system wasn’t as strong.

He was a big cat. He looked like a Panther. (Like the ones that you see in front of the Carolina Panthers stadium.) He was not fat but just big and tall. He loved to get petted and LOVED cheese. Bones should have been from Wisconsin like me! 🙂 My favorite thing about Bones was that whenever he would see us, his tail would go straight up and shake. That’s a sign that your cat LOVES you.

He passed away right after we moved to Charlotte in 2016. We believe that he had a massive heart attack. He passed away while we were on the way to the emergency vet. That was one of the worst experiences of my life.

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Meet Baby Jack

You made it to the last day of introductions. We end with Jack. He is the “elder” in the house. I say that he purrs the loudest and can be quite vocal when he wants to be petted.

I will be sharing a story that gave us a little scare with this guy, but this is all about positive posts.

Here’s more on her story. (You can always access this by going to the “Meet The Kids” drop down menu at the top of the website.)

I hope you enjoyed meeting all of our kitties. Now I will start posting some articles regarding cats health, behavior and products.

If there is something that you would like me to research and write an article, please use the contact me option at the bottom of the site and I will happily do the research and let you know.

Thanks for reading!

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Jack, right now, is our oldest kitty in the house. I also adopted him from the vet. It was right before Halloween and his name was “Spook”. Although that name was cute, we decided to name him Jack after Jack the Pumpkin King from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”.

He was so tiny when we got him that we also nicknamed him “Baby Jack”. Eleven years later, at times we still call him Baby Jack. 🙂

I travel for work and he would jump into the suitcase when I was packing. As a joke, I strapped him in. I’m surprised he stayed there long enough to take a picture. 🙂

Jack grew up and to be honest, he got a little “chubby”. Since Luke has come into the family, Jack has become more active and lost some weight, but here is a video of Jack when he was heavier. It just makes me laugh…. Enjoy!