It is Jimmy’s first birthday today (or as near as I can figure after consulting with Chrystal), he is a mancat now and I wanted to share a little with all of you about just what a fantastic cat he is! As most of you know, Robert and I adopted Jimmy from Chrystal’s private rescue and his name was Ash. We drove almost 850kms (each way) across one province and three states to get him with the help of Chrystal and Amy from House of Cats each driving their separate legs of the journey to meet up with us. His start in life was not tops but a friend of Chrystal’s found him and whisked him away from his humble beginnings, along with his sister and a few puppies, to the cozy cathouse where he became a Winnie’s Wish kitty. Chrystal’s kitties are raised on pure love (okay maybe some food too) and Jimmy is one of the happiest, most affectionate and well-adjusted cats that I know.
He is a cuddling, head butting, nose kissing, crook-of-the-arm sleeping bundle of joy who follows me everywhere, purrs up a storm and loves to have his tummy petted. He is mad for toys and can make a game out of anything. A piece of paper is just as much fun as a catnip mousie, but even better is the cagey cotton swab, or prohibited ponytail holder... if he can get his paws on such celebrated kitty contraband (let's not even mention cufflinks or collar stays)! He is crazy for his brothers too and will stalk, pounce, and wrestle with each one, not to mention cuddle, groom and snooze with them also. He is a counter surfer and a make-up bag diver and a cheese monster. He swaggers, gallops and sideways trots, he cannot jump as high as his brothers (yet?) and I believe this is of some frustration to him because he wants to tightrope walk the upstairs bannister too but believe me I'm fine with him staying on the floor - LOL! He is a talker with a funny high-pitched trilling mew. He is hilarious, earnest, silly, loving, clever, fun, brave, gentle, happy, mischievous and a delight to have around. Robert always says about Jimmy “that cat has personality to spare!!!” Jimmy is loved desperately and he rewards us EVERY day in so many ways for taking a chance and adopting a kitty we had never met before. I thank my lucky stars that we decided to open our home to the little gray ball of fluff who grew into a sleek and wonderful mancat.
Happy Birthday Sweet Jimmy!
Please think about visiting Chrystal's blog (the links are in the first paragraph of this post) and adopting one of her wonderful kitties...you won't be sorry!
Special thank you and big purrs from Jimmy to talented and generous Ann from Zoolatry for his birthday graphics :-)