Monday, January 26, 2015


This is my Jack. She has been my constant companion for the last 16 years. She is my best friend, my confidant, my nurse and my rock. I just wanted to thank you all for taking a chance with adopting a cat to twenty something year old girl with no experience of her own.

My only real experience with pet care was what I was taught at home. Luckily, my mother laid a clear path of what responsible pet care truly meant. So when I walked in your doors to find my new friend all I could say was "I live on my own now and my life is just empty without a cat to love.".
I didn't want a kitten, I wanted an older cat. When I was shown to the room with the older cats I started having doubts about which cat to choose. Silly human, I know that now.
Jack (or Jax as she was named then) saw me coming. When I got to her cage, she got up and stretched as if to say, "well it took you long enough, let's go home.". I opened the cage and she crawled onto my shoulder as if she belonged there. I felt the click instantaneously!!

I immediately filled out the paperwork and got the necessary signatures. I was back to take her home within a few days. We have been together ever since that day!

Over the years, our little duo has grown into a much larger family. Jack and I now have my husband and our 2 children, 2 dogs and most recently a new cat. We have moved from a tiny little apartment on Long Island to an acre of property on the coast of North Carolina.

We will be together 16 years this coming March and I believe there will be many more happy years to come. Thank you for allowing me to adopt her all those years ago. The joy and happiness I have experienced with my beloved Jack is immeasurable.