This is Jack.
Jack is a smiling boy!
He is happy Spring is returning to Maryland.
|Jack in his box in front of the woodstove|
He loves warm weather.
But Jack will miss his woodstove. We put a his box in front of the woodstove for the winter. He spent all winter right there, in his box, getting all the warmth from the stove blower.
He loves the woodstove. He watches the fire for hours.
|The woodstove in the kitchen|
Last summer Jack and his box were in the office.
He was happy then, too.
He's always a happy boy.
|Jack and his box, back when the box was new|
|Jack went thru a heavy stage|
Notice the box, compare it last year (above) to now (below).
The box has taken quite a beating. Jack loves to chew on the box, he has chewed down the sides so they are quite short. He loves his old chewed-up box.
We'll have to buy another case of chips so Jack has a new box this year.
He will be quite happy to have a new box to start chewing down.
When Jack is especially happy, he kneads with his toes, just as most cats do.
Most cats pull their claws inwards, and then let them back out to normal position, then pull their toes back in.
Jack, on the other hand, spreads his toes out as far as he can, then brings them back to normal position, then spreads the fingers again. He has a backwards knead.
He never tears up anything with his kneading, as he does it wrong.
Silly Jack. He's a backwards cat, but he doesn't know it!
|Step One - normal position|
|Step Two - Out|
(The foot pics were taken right after a claw trimming, so Jack's toenails are nice and short. He gets them wicked long and we trim them with nail clippers.)
Happy Spring, Jack!