|On arrival, a bit freaked out, Jack headed for high ground. Smart cat.|
Still, I love him. He is a cool cat. He lets me pick him up and bury my face in his tummy. I missed that when I was in the US. During that time, my friend the Activist took very good care of him - but fortunately for me, she was happy to give him back on my return. Lucky old Jack gets to move into Fox Corner, which is a paradise for birds, mice, and those who like to hunt them.
TLOML likes Jack. But he also likes his favourite, custom-made leather chair - and is not ready to have it 'distressed' by Jack's claws. So we had to buy a screen to prevent Jack from having unsupervised access to the living room.
I also re-covered an old chair - using instructions from the Activist's book on refurbishing old things - with hessian. This is the decoy scratching chair. Jack may be the only cat in the world who has a custom-made chair: he is even fancier than TLOML.
|Happily the book was written about this very chair, which made the instructions easier to follow|
|Jack's special chair|
Becuase of all the cats in the neighbourhood, we installed a special micro-chip cat flap. It costs a fortune but will only let Jack in. It didn't fit right into the existing cat flap hole, so our friend the cabinet maker built a beautiful mid-century modern mount for it.
|A cat who is not Jack, on our roof. Jack is not going to like sharing.|
Having said that, he's been with us for 5 days now, and hasn't so much as sniffed at that special chair. Ungrateful cat!