“My family always had critters trotting around,” admits Jazz (Jacqueline). “As an introvert, I’ve naturally gravitated towards cats as companions, but I’m also an especially enthusiastic kitty cuddler. And so, when I excitedly broached the subject of adopting one, my partner Mike agreed that we were ready to provide a kitty with a fur-ever home.

“I knew that the successful ‘candidate’ would have to be affectionate or at the very least, tolerant of my affection and the presence of our senior Chihuahua, Sweet Potato. When I read Purr’s posting online, his bio called him affectionate, friendly with cats and dogs, and that he was so named because of his turbo-engine motor! We made an appointment, and due to COVID precautions, met Purr in the community cat space. Despite having disturbed his siesta, he swiftly started up his motor and greeted both of us with many nose boops. Then he immediately waltzed over to the crunchy bowl to show us his FAVORITE pastime: getting pets while eating his crunchies!

“Since bringing Purr home, we’ve dubbed him Sir Purr-cival, House Panther, the best dressed man and many others. It took him several weeks to gradually adjust, and he hid in safe, dark spaces for most of his naps. Now, he’s blossomed into an extremely social cat.

“Purr has regular midnight zoomie sessions with our other cat Penny, whom he LOVES, and has made a valiant attempt, on occasion, to groom an indifferent Sweet Potato. He faithfully greets us at the front door every time we return, while his nightly routine is to settle down in the nook above my head, ‘knead the dough’ thoroughly, and purr as he works.

“We are so grateful to have this sweet boy in our lives. Thank you, Furry Friends!”


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. She lives with her adopted Maltese named Mini.

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