Meet Kat’s Cat Jupiter Jack in Honor of #NationalLoveYourPetDay
I adopted Jupiter in June of 2019 just a day after a rescue in Louisville, The Kindle & Clowder Institute for Wayward Felines, had pulled him from a kill-shelter on his "E-day." He was only about 14-16 weeks old and I immediately fell in love with him. He is such a handsome boy and very photogenic.
Jupiter is the most un-cat-like cat I have ever encountered and I've earned my crazy cat lady badge so that should tell you something. He has a favorite toy (kill) that he leaves in his food bowl most of the time as though it were a snack for later or at least until he decides that I must be bored and need to be properly entertained at which point he brings it over and drops it at my feet or sometimes in my lap. This is his signal to let me know that he is ready to play fetch.
Yes, you read that correctly - my Jupiter Jack plays fetch. He also talks incessantly, always letting me know how much attention he thinks he needs. He was just over 4 pounds when I brought him home. He weighs more than 11 now and his tail makes him look like he may be part raccoon. A cute and adorable raccoon of course.
He also stretches out on the floor like a dog in a superman pose - front feet out and back feet out. Not including his tail, he measures toe to toe at over 3 feet long when he stretches out like this. Did I mention he hasn't even turned a year old yet? Jupiter is also very good at showing off his dexterity despite having massive paws but no opposable thumbs. He can open kitchen cabinets, pull straws out of drinks, and my personal favorite: dip his mits into your uncovered drink sitting on the coffee table so he can have a drink too, off his paw. Our four-legged friend also has an affinity for ice cubes in his water fountain so much so, that when you get ice out of the refrigerator, it takes him 2.3 seconds to launch himself from wherever he may be in the house, fly around the corner into the kitchen, and then sit gingerly in front of the fridge to wait on cubes of his very own.
To say that this little guy has a personality would be an understatement! When one of us leaves the house, he spends a solid 5 minutes walking around looking for us, all the while meowing in a way that makes it sound like he is saying "helllll-llloooo?" and when I get home at the end of the day, he will follow me around yelling until I sit down on the couch so he can finally cuddle with his human. Jupiter has a purr motor that is unmatched and he is a total love bug. He also has no problem trying to steal your food or putting his butt in your face. He may be unnaturally dog-like but he still does have that one cat trait. To be totally truthful though, he is an amazing little soul and I am so grateful to have him as my four-legged companion!