1000 and 11 Years to the Emperor

February 11th, 2003, a red mackerel tabby Cornish Rex named Jack "Jamaican Me Crazy" breached the world in his current incarnation.

Jake has never been a hug me/hold me kind of cat.  He likes to sit on you and can be demanding of your attention when he does want to cuddle, but it is always on his terms, and as you can see in the video, it's always a special and sweet gift when he does.

More talkative than any cat I have ever met, he has given me a far greater appreciation of the species and how much personality a cat can express.

He has always been a thin cat.  In spite of a healthy appetite, I've struggled over the years to fatten him up.  Gum disease rendered him toothless, and the unfortunate incident that damaged his kidneys last year has left him a bit frail, but he is hanging in there with us; enjoying life and yelling at me, still running, still talking.

We have lived under the same roof 9 out of his 11 years. I can say with complete honesty that regardless of our struggles, I don't regret a minute of our time together.  He has been the best cat to share a life with and certainly will count as one of my best friends in this life.

Happy Birthday my sweet ManCat.

  

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