“When we adopted Jack (formerly Zion),” Shannon says, “he came into a home with three other cats, making his introduction to them gradual but smooth.
“We wanted to adopt another black kitty since one of ours had recently passed due to Polycythemia and who was bonded to Chip, our tuxedo rescue he had ‘raised.’ It was a hard loss on all of us as he was just 6. Jack was similar in personality and look and we wanted to fill the big gap left behind in our family.
“He has blended right in and happily runs around with Chip. They are quite a team! Jack also gets along well with the others, making them one fabulous feline family and completing our own family. He especially enjoys playing with string and hanging out in the catio, watching the birds and squirrels and feasting on treats.
“Quite independent, very smart and a bit shy, Jack prefers not to be picked up and carried. But, at the same time, he’s extremely lovable, likes lots of pats and playtime, thrives on routine, and thoroughly enjoys spending time with my husband and me. Perfect for us, he’s just a joy.
“Then there’s Jack’s sillier side. Shredding new toilet paper rolls is one of his favorite and fun pastimes as is stealing his treat bag and hunting for poor stray bugs.
“At night Jack either sleeps with us or near his friend Chip. Sometimes he enjoys being a ‘moon lighter’ and watching for critters or ‘guarding’ the house from his front window bed. At other times he’ll sleep in front of the fire or nap in the catio.”
Furry Friends Fur-Ever Stories are compiled and written by Nomi Berger who is the bestselling author of seven novels, one work of non-fiction, two volumes of poetry, and hundreds of articles. She is a volunteer writer for Furry Friends in Vancouver, WA and also volunteers her writing skills to animal rescue groups in Canada and the USA.