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Jonesy and the Computer

So this is Jonesy.  He’s 12.  He’s full of attitude.  We wouldn’t have it any other way.  We raised him that way.  Lisa thinks he’s spoiled.  I have no idea how you spoil a cat. I love all animals, to this date, never met one I didn’t like.  I’ve met  A LOT of people I don’t like, but I digress.

I’m a firm believer that if you treat your cat like a dog, and by that I mean, engage them, interact with them, talk to them, play with them, then you will get a cat that seems like a dog.  If you leave them alone, which by the way, is what they prefer, then that’s the kind of cat you’ll get.

Jonesy is on his third life.  When he was two, his kidneys nearly failed one weekend.  The emergency room vet didn’t think he’d make it to Monday morning.  He did.

About three years ago, the vet GUESSED at pancreatitis…gave him medication for it, and within 24 hours was back to his old self.

We think often about getting another cat.  He’s made it very clear that we don’t need any pets.

But maybe you do.  If you don’t have one, you should.

There should always be a pet in a child’s life.  If there is, I believe that child will be an animal lover for life.  What’s better than that.

So, my plan here is to partner with my friends at the Richmond County Animal Shelter and each week, introduce you to an future pet that wants to rescue you.  It’s what they do.

So keep checking back often, Jonesy wants you to.  And when you see someone you like, take the plunge.