Saturday, February 27, 2010

Things I Have Learned

Hi kitties and beans. Here I am in my new forever home. Now you can see what I look like after my surgeries. You can understand why I was worried about getting to go home with some good beans. It will take a while for my coat to grow back and then I will be one suave and debonair mancat! One thing I have learned: I like having my picture taken. All the better for you to see my mancatliness in all its glory.

Other things I have learned:

1. It is small leap up onto the kitchen counter - where food is prepared.

2. It is an even smaller leap to the top of the dining table - where food is eaten!

3. I am not supposed to be on top of the kitchen counter or the dining table.

4. Every sound of a can being opened sounds like it must have cat food inside.

5. In my opinion, every can being opened does have cat food inside.

6. In the beans' opinion, #5 is not true.

7. I like all kinds of cat toys, especially the feather toy.

8. I like my cat tree. Here you can see me sitting in it and looking at my back yard. I love looking at my back yard. I am practicing running to the back door, so when it opens, I can escape.

9. The V-E-T told me today that it would be immoral for me to escape and go outside because I am sick and might make other kitties sick if I had a fight with them. I still want to go outside. The beans say, NO!

10. I will look at other kitty blogs and see what it looks like outdoors at your places so I don't want to run outside so much.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I'm on the SPCA Website!

Look at this! The people who took care of me at the adoption center and the SPCA in San Francisco put my blog on their website! Is that cool or what? I hope you can see this.

See the website

Scroll down and you will see my picture. Read the comments. Someone didn't know that there is a cat blogosphere! Imagine that!

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.