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.


  1. Catzowey Jackpot my man! I'm from Maddies too! Welcome to San Fran pal and youza gonna have a meowvaloso life!

  2. Hi-ya Jackpot!!!
    It's so nice to meet you! Sounds like you've found a perfect forever home. We hope you will be happy and enjoy tons and tons of love, treats and cuddles. How cool that you have your own blog set up already! We'll come back often and say hi!

    Your new friends,
    Glogirly & Katie
    (Glogirly is the girl and Katie is the cat)

  3. Hi, Jackpot!
    So nice to meet you. You haf a grrrreat new home wif some wonnerful folks.
    Look forward to reading about your advenshures in yours new home.
    Love & Purrs,

  4. So nice to meet you, Jackpot! I can't wait to get to know you better.

  5. Oh, we are so happy you have a new home and your humans have a new furry to cuddle. Halloween left you some mighty big pawprints to walk in but we're sure you can do it. Halloween was well-loved and all her friends will gladly welcome you.

  6. As a member of Pussydom Assembled I wish to welcome you to Blogging!

    Congrats on finding a home!

    RE: "a big orange tabby guy"

    I am going to be 12 yrs. old in a couple of weeks, and it was a big orange tabby guy, as old as I am now, experienced in both the Outdoor, and Indoor Life, who was my mentor when I left the shelter for my Forever Home, to live with him, and Daddy, as a kitten.

    I only new him a short time before he went to Rainbow Bridge, but I learned a lot.

    Nikita Cat

    Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat


  7. Hi Jackpot and welcome home! Halloween did a good job of training yoor beans so we bet yoo'll find it easy to get dem to do yoor bidding. Sadie sez yoor furry handsome and if she sez so den it hasta be true.

  8. Hi Jackpot, we are so glad you adopted your parents. We know they are missing their Halloween Angel lots, and know that you will help heal their hearts.

    We look forward to sharing in lots of your new adventures.

    Julie and Poppy Q

  9. Hello Jackpot! You have found yourself a tuly wonderful home where we know you are going to be very happy. Your parents are awesome for considering an FIV+ kitty:)

  10. Hi Jackpot, we are very happy to meet you. Concatulations on getting yourself a wonderful forever home.

  11. I am so happy for both yoo and yer famly!!! For some reason, my FL was thinking of Halloween and yer mom today. She LOVES orangies!

    Skeezix the Cat

  12. Hi Jackpot,

    When a beloved cat has to go to the bridge, the very best outcome is to make something good come from something sad or bad. So we are thrilled that yoo hit the jackpot and were offered a lovely forever home.
    We all miss Halloween, but we know he would want his beans to be happy and yoo to enjoy the love that he had.
    From your new friends,

    Milo and Alfie xx

  13. What a wonderful and touching story... and we, too, welcome you to the CB world. Halloween worked some magic and let you all find one another...

  14. Oh Jackpot! How wonderful to meet you! Concatulations - you really did hit the Jackpot, you have landed in a wonderful home and your OWCB, Halloween was a very dear cat. She's probably thrilled that you filled up that kitty vacancy. You are quite a handsome boy - welcome home!!!

  15. Oh Jackpot, your happy story made my whiskers grin up from the inside! Welcome home and welcome to the Cat Blogosphere!!!

  16. Hi Jackpot! I am so happy that you found such a wonderful Forever home.

  17. Bless your heart! We are so glad to meet you and so happy you have such a wonderful forever home!!!

  18. deer jackpot,
    u reellee DID hit da jackpot wen u mooved in wid yer peepul. dey are da gratest.
    mi mom sez dat halloween wuz a byootiful kittie an she luved her ... but yer hansum (even tho u look like dat stoopid kitten joba) an i'm sure yer bringing sum happiness to da peepul hoo luved her so much!
    it'z grate to be yer frend,

  19. Hi ya, Jackpot! We're so happy to meet you! And we think you did hit the jackpot when you got adopted by your humans! And they hit the jackpot too!! We knwo you're gonna be really happy there! We can't wait to become good friends with you...just like we were with Halloween!!

    Wally, Ernie & Zoey

  20. Hi Jackpot! We is sooooooooooo happy to meet you! We miss Halloween alot but we is also furry happy that her mommy and daddy are now YOUR mommy and daddy!!! You gotted the bestest furefur home in the werld!!!! And THEY is the big Jackpot winners!!!!

  21. Hi Jackpot! You are aptly named.

    We loved your happy-ever-after story; it made our human very teary. We're so glad you have a loving furever home now, and we're sending lots of purrs and kitty kisses to you!

    A special thanks to your humans for recognizing your true value and seeing beyond the exterior.

    -Annie, Nicki and Derry at Fuzzy Tales

  22. Well hi, Jackpot. Congratz on finding your forever home and welcome to our cat blogging community.

    Stop over and see us some time.

    George, Tipper, Max & Misty

  23. Good to meet you Jackpot. We are so excited that you found a forever home. And you are so lucky to have Halloween's instructions all over the house. And such wonderful humans to take care of you. We love hearing stories of kitties finding their forever homes.

  24. This is great news - for you Jackpot and your new beans! Welcome to you wonderful home!

  25. Welcome to yer furever home Jackpot! Do dey call yoo Jack fer short sumtimes? We is so happy yoo has a pawsome home now!


  26. Hi Jackpot! It is so nice to meet you! Sadly we didn't meet Halloween until right before she left for the bridge. We know how sad her people are that she is gone, but we know you will take very good care of them! You are a very handsome guy! I think the ladycats out here in the blogosphere will be falling for you very quickly!

  27. Nice to meet you Jackpot!!! We didn't know Halloween, but were sorry to hear of her passing all the same. We are very gald that you are there to help her humans feel better....and you get a great home too!

  28. Hi, Jackpot! What a handsome ginger you are! Welcome to the CB!

  29. Hi ya Jackpot! I sure is glad to hear that you are finally home! I knows that my lady-food-bean was worried about your lady-food-bean, she sez that once you love a kitty and they has to go beas get a big hole in the hearts. Its a kitty shaped hole and only a kitty can fill it.

    That makes you a special kitty coz you fits!
    I fits too!

    purrs for a long anhappyest life with your new beans,

    Your Pal Milton

  30. jackpot you are a very lucky kitty! Your new furever people will treat you like a king!

  31. welcome, jackpot! we are furry pleased to meet you, an' hope you live long an' prosper in yer new fureffur home. you sure has a great one!!

    we are glad you found the secret signs that halloween-who-went-before left fur you. our went-befores did that fur us, an' they even come visit once in a while, to check up that we are doin' a good job and sometimes to play! don't be scared if you see her--she was a furry nice kitteh.

    love an' best fishes,
    edmund, nitro, xing lu, an' igmu sapa

  32. What a great story. Glad you guys found eachother!

  33. Hi Jackpot! ConCatulations on your new home! Halloween trained your new family well so things should go smoothly for you!

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

  34. How wonderful to meet you, Jackpot, and congratulations on your new home with Halloween's people. I know you will love it there. My humans love big orange guys, too. One of the ones who came before -- Nigel -- was a big orange guy. We are very happy that you hit the jackpot!

  35. Hi Jackpot,

    It's nice to meet you. What a fantastic story...you made us sad and happy at the same time.

    We are so glad you found your forever home. Your people were so sad about Halloween. And now you're helping them to feel a bit better.

    They're going to take fantastic care of you.

    "The Boys" and Karen @ Kittens 'n Things

  36. We're so happy for you, Jackpot! You are gonna love all of the new furriends that you meet on the CB:) Your new beans are very special.

  37. Hi Jackpot!!!!!!!!! We are SO happy to meet you :) You really are a lucky cat because you will have super duper folks to look after you and Halloween trained them so well ;)
    So just sit back and be prepared to be spoiled ,heehee
    We are glad the 'position' has been filled :)
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

  38. Jackpot, we enjoyed reading your story, especially the happy ending. You're going to have it made from now on, and we wish you many happy years to come.

  39. Oh my cod! What a great story! You are so handsome, Jackpot, and your new forever home will be like heaven.

    Have a great life in your forever home!

  40. Hi, Jackpot, so nice to meet you!...A touching story, so glad you found such a loving forever home!...We only met Halloween at the end of his life, but know he led your new parents to you=it was just meant to be!...xo, your friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  41. Great to meet you, Jackpot! I'm so happy for you and your new people, and can hardly wait to read all about your adventures. :)

  42. Welcome to CB. Our momma is 'specially happy for you 'cause she has helped in rescue for many and many years. Rescue stories make her heart ♫sing♫. We really yike your name.

  43. Yay! I am furry happy to hear that you have moved into such a great forever home. Especially since you are a Gorgeous Ginger like me! Purrrrsssss
    Fat Eric