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Closer to Jack and Jill

September 23, 2009

Since we seem to be having a week of tuxie love, we’ll see Jack and Jill again today. Because things were fairly calm in the cat room, with everyone kind of hanging around not needing to be refereed or cleaned up after too much, I got to know Jack and Jill a little better.

Jill is a little shyer than Jack. She doesn’t like you to make sudden moves to reach for her, and she will shrink away if she isn’t sure. But she is fine if you take your time, and likes to be petted. And she is SO silky! she has the most beautiful shiny fine black coat.

She was interested in getting a look at the space between the upper and lower condos, but couldn’t get up high enough.

Jack is more outgoing, more willing to get into the thick of things. The thing I learned about Jack this week is that he has the most amazing purr. I sat down beside him, in one of his rare still moments, and started to pet him, and this NOISE started up. I looked to see if someone was vacuuming outside the cat room. Nope, it was Jack, because when he really gets going on the purr, he keeps his mouth open. I have never heard a cat purr with their mouth open before, but let me tell you it really amplifies the sound! Jack’s people will never have any doubt when their boy is happy. Which seems to be most of the time.

If not for the size difference, Jack would be the perfect match for Tom. Not long after I took that photo, Tom came by and started licking Jack, preparatory to giving him a little bite on the head and starting a rumble. Jack will give as good as he gets, till he feels squashed, then he’ll hiss and back Tom off.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 23, 2009 4:14 pm

    Jill looks very silky indeed!

    Interesting that Jack purrs with his mouth open. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of that before. Now, I want to know how much the sound amplifies if the kitty’s mouth is open 🙂

  2. September 25, 2009 1:50 am

    What a pair!

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