Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
New York, United States
Posted Jan 16, 2014
Shaft! Oops, now we'll all have that song stuck in our head all day. :)
My mixed tabby was a lion at heart. Jackson - later often referred to as 'Action Jackson' - was rather aloof, and loved to hunt. I don't know what hybrid he was, but he had the jungle in him. He would come up to you when he wanted a bit of petting, but he definitely was NOT a lap cat. Not feral in any sense, not overtly wild; just very self-contained and self-confident.
I wish I knew what his full parentage was, because he had lovely physical traits: Exceptionally well-muscled and sleek, with a gorgeous tabby coat that was impeccable. He was also an amazingly healthy cat. Not a single vet trip other than checkups in his whole life, and he was strikingly vigorous into his old age. Dogs feared him!