Furry Friends Fur-Ever Tail: JoJo and Barbara Alderman

Happiness seldom looks sweeter than this. Not to mention companionable and contented, cozy and cute. A paws-itively purr-fect match made in kitty cat heaven.

And yet, when it came time for Barbara to choose a fur-ever, furry friend, the choice was actually made for her — by her beloved granddaughter, Nyla.

“The reason for Nyla’s choosing JoJo was simple,” admits Barbara. “He’s just so warm and so cuddly. Although she’s more responsible for his care now than I am, we enjoy taking care of him together, while the rest of the family and all of my friends really LOVE him.

“JoJo’s adjustment to living with us may have been gradual, but now he’s the most playful cat ever. He loves chasing the laser light, doing his ‘exercises’, and playing with things that are out of his reach. But his favorite playthings of all seem to be balls and socks.

“Of course, he also has his quiet times, when he’s more laid back and easygoing. He also stares a lot, which we think is adorable and just another one of his games.

“I’d have to say that his favorite time is in the evening,” Barbara says, “when we’re all together on the couch or on one of our beds. And when it’s time to go to sleep, it’s good night cuddles all around.”