Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I'm Jackpot the Cat!
Dear Cats and People of the Cat Blogosphere,
Greetings! My name is Jackpot. I have a new forever home with the People who were so very well trained by the beloved Halloween the Cat.
I was adopted from Maddie's Adoption Center at the San Francisco SPCA on Saturday, February 20, 2010. I was born on January 9, 2006 (blogger wouldn't let me blog using my real date of birth! how cruel!) and lived in the wild west town of Elko, Nevada. I ended up in a shelter there and then came to the San Francisco adoption center on January 7, 2010, just before my 4th birthday. When I came to San Francisco, I needed lots of love and medical care. I am FIV+. I had two surgeries to repair hernias caused by bad woofie bites. I may have been roaming around the streets of Elko for a while.
The people at Maddie's Adoption Center and the SF SPCA took really good care of me and nursed me back to health. They called me Tang! I am a big orange tabby guy. Lots of people there were very kind to me and liked me very much. My on line profile said I was a staff favorite.
Last Saturday, two people came to visit me in my cat condo. The man sat down on the floor and I crawled right into his lap. A few minutes later, I went over and snuggled with the lady. Then I played with a cat toy for them. (Yes, I can perform tricks if necessary!) Half of my coat is missing because of my surgeries so I was worried that I was not handsome enough to be taken to a forever home. The man and lady left for a little while and I wondered what happened.
They went and told the adoption people they wanted to give me a forever home! They told me that the staff people who helped with the adoption all said, "You're taking Tang?!! He's the best! We love Tang! We were worried he wouldn't find a home because he's FIV+." One of the helpers went and looked at Halloween's blog so she could see more about the people who were taking me home. They were all very happy and excited for me.
I have been here for a few days now and I like this place and my people very much! I am still settling in. The people were calling me Tang, but then the Man told me, "You hit the jackpot when we brought you home!" He liked calling me Jackpot because I came from gambling land and because I now have a forever home where I will always be The Winner. So now you know why I have this new name.
I am grateful to Halloween who left secret instructions around the house for me about how to make the Man and Lady behave.
I look forward to making new friends on the CB and finding my way in my forever home. I am a lucky cat indeed - and so are these People.
Thanks to Milton for helping the Tech Dunce Lady set up this blog.
Also, I met Slinky the Interloper cat who was standing outside my back door. I cannot go outside because of my medical condition. I told him that the cat vacancy had been filled.