Jack

jackson is our kitty. he’s been with us for 5 1/2 years, since he was a tiny kitten. he’s known around here as fat jack, jackie chan, jacko, jack sparrow, kitty jack, kitten chow, and babycat.

jack is very sick. he has liver damage and may or may not recover depending on if they can get him to eat on his own. apparently when large cats lose weight quickly, their bodies mobilize their fat and it gets into their liver. i thought jack was just upset about sharing the house with a new cat but he was sick. he had lost four pounds since his last vet check in december, down from 22 to 18. this has caused his liver to become “fatted”, so it is not functioning properly. he is at the animal hospital overnight tonight, where they will try to get some calories into him. i feel horrible.

i’m not a crazy cat lady. i don’t refer to jack as my “fur baby”. i don’t buy him clothes. he doesn’t wear a rhinestone collar or eat fancier than we do. but he’s my friend, my snugglebug. he knows when i’m sick, and when i’m feeling sad, and he tries his best to make me feel better. i hope that he will feel better soon too. i know that some people would think that praying for cats is silly, but if you would all say one for him, it would be so much appreciated.

Kitty Jack

Kitty Jack

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