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Jill's Journey

Hopping her way towards a (hopefully) cancer free life three legs at a time


Filed under: Uncategorized — rica55 at 10:56 am on Sunday, February 23, 2014

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Today is my baby boy Jackson’s 11th birthday!  Many of you know all about Jill, but I thought I would share a little background on how Jack came into my life.

In my Junior year of college one of my roomates and I woke up one morning and decided we wanted a kitten.  Regardless of the fact that we lived in a house with a strict “no animals” policy, we decided we would get one anyway.  Being the um…idiot 20 year olds we were, we didnt think about going to a shelter, but looked in the Washington Post and saw an ad for a woman who was selling kittens for 100$.  So off we drove to Maryland (we were in DC for college) and met Mr. Jack.  He was a 6 week old cute little ball of super cute cute cuteness! And I instantly fell in love.  For about 6 months he lived with 5 girls and was the man of our house.  He would come home with me for vacations back and forth to NY laying just like this the entire drive:


BUT THEN our landlord found out about Jack.  Being the super friendly cat he is, the landlord rang the doorbell one day and Jack came a runnin to the door.  So off to NY to live with my parents Jack went to live until graduation.  He loved living with my parents.  I was half afraid they would never give him back.  My dad started referring to him as “my Jacky boy” and Jack became good friends with our dog Basha:


But in May 2004, I moved back to NYC and Jack came to live with me again and was all MINE.  He did seem to miss having a dog around as he began to rip all his fur out.  At first I thought it was an allergy, but I brought him to the vet who told me he was lonely and anxious and that is how Jill came into our lives.  So really, I have Jack to thank for my little Jill!

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO  YOU JACK.  I love you so much my “little” boy.  While Jill is my clingy, sweet kitty…Jack is my funny guy, my buddy.  Always providing comic relief, a head butt and a good conversation.  And since most of you have only seen Jack at his um…heaviest, I thought it would be fun to show you my boy at his smallest.  These pictures are from the first week I got him.  He truly was the CUTEST kitten (sorry Jill).


and my boy, present day….



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   Linda Morrice

February 23, 2014 @ 11:47 am   Reply

Ah Jack….you really were and are the cutest brother to Jilly (had to think of a way to not upset Jill 🙂

Happy birthday Bruddha.

Linda and Tucker


February 23, 2014 @ 1:31 pm   Reply

Hey big boy, it’s a great day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You know how much we love you even though you have that weird 4th leg, right?

You crazy kid, live it up!


February 23, 2014 @ 3:46 pm   Reply

Happy Birthday Jack. Thanks for sharing the background of Jill’s Brudda. We love you buddy boy.

Michelle & Angel Sassy


February 23, 2014 @ 4:22 pm   Reply

OMC!!! Love knowing more about Jack! Jist love it!! And love the fact you “paid” a hundred dollars for him…lol!

But I tell ua’ whst…that was THE best investment ever! Can yo believe the journey Jack has…and is…taking you on? Don’t ever doubt that the Universe knows exactly what it’s doing when it places us with our animal partners!

Pepper! These pictures……ADORABLE!! He is sooooo cute! Love how in configures his paws! Clearly he taught Jill how to do “paw poses”. The ones with his little paws all cuddling his face while he’s sleeping……beyond precious! And looking at the camera over the computer…his baby blues…..melting hearts over here!!

And then there’s the photo of Brudda’ we all know and love…..the coolest, most smug cat in the world with his “Buddha belly” and so darn proud of it!!

Jack, I can truly say, the world is a brighter, funnier…much funnier place, because you were born!! We all love you so much and appreciate more than you ow the smiles you bring to our faces!

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACK BRUDDHA’, and may you have at least eleven more…bare minimum!!!

We love you!!

Sally and Happy Hannah


February 23, 2014 @ 6:38 pm   Reply

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Jack!!!

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