Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jan 04, 2016
Jack came into our lives as a stray a few years ago. As winter was coming, my wife wanted to fill the old kennel we had with blankets and leave it on the deck outside near the dryer vent so he would have someplace to go when it got very cold. My wife eventually enticed him into the house for short periods of time. As time went on he became more comfortable and today spends a lot of time indoors.
He still goes out often, but now when it is cold he comes home much sooner than normal. He does have a fine palate, and loves variety. He can like one flavor for a day or two as easily as he can snub his nose at three different kinds of cat food.
Jack is a very intelligent cat, and very affectionate as well. When he feels like it he will cuddle with you, hug you, and purr happily. I have never seen a cat as intelligent and as affectionate as Jack, and I'm very happy that my wife welcomed him into our lives.
I don't know how old he was when he arrived or how long he will be around, but I sure will miss him when he passes.