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Adopted by Rob and Tom
Jax is one of the most unique cats of the hundreds of cats that his human has ever fostered. He is inquisitive, intelligent, playful, and affectionate.
Jax will be perfect for the person who likes to engage with their cat on a daily basis. If something is going on in the house, he will need to be in the midst of it. If you are looking for a couch potato kitty, just keep scrolling. Jax will not be the cat for you. Jax is more like a dog – or a horse – in that he will gallop along beside you anywhere you go. He has assisted in an online chemistry course on a regular basis and enjoys helping his foster mother read.
Despite having his active times, Jax can also be an affectionate companion. As his bio is being written he is snuggled up next to his foster mother dozing and purring and he enjoys joining his foster dad for late afternoon naps in the recliner. He sleeps at the end of the bed at night after soliciting snuggles just before bed. He does enjoy his playtime in the evening but that also helps him to sleep through the night. He is vocal in the morning when his humans get up and in the evening when his human first picks up his favorite toy to signal playtime has begun.
When Jax arrived from the shelter, his transporter was absolutely in love with him. He had escaped his cardboard carrier (did we mention he is smart?) and spent most of the trip with his arms wrapped around the transporter’s neck. He can be picked up and carried around and will often wrap his front paws around you when he is carried. He is also comfortable being carried like a baby in the class “ragdoll” position, but not for long period of time since he can’t see what’s going on as well.
Jax enjoys active playtime and will train you how best to challenge him. He needs a human to actively engage in the play. He has a favorite toy – a wand with a squeaky mouse attached – and he drags it up and down the stairs morning and night to get his foster parents to play with him. He gets bored if the toy is just swung in front of his face. He wants to stalk it, and will actually play tag with it. Once he has captured the mouse, he will drop it and jump off the bed and go stand far away. He expects his foster mom to begin walking the mouse along the floor so that he can then sneak under the bed and wait for just the right time to jump out and pounce on the mouse. If he gets the mouse immediately, he will stalk off and expect the game to being again. If he misses he will jump all over until he catches the mouse and then expects the game to restart. With this sort of intellect it is likely that Jax could be trained to do tricks.
Because Jax is so smart, he finds the outside world fascinating. He will take advantage of a door that is ajar and learned how to open the heavy sliding glass door to his back yard. With that in mind, it’s best for him to be in a home where people are able to keep doors closed. While he might do well in a home with children, it would need to be one where he is not at risk should a door be left ajar. Jax would probably enjoy becoming harness trained so he could take safe walks in the back yard and would be in heaven if his humans had a catio or a back yard with proper cat fencing to keep him in.
Jax seems to enjoy new people and gets along with other cats after proper introduction. He current lives in a home where there are other adult cats. Because he is so playful, he might do well with a young, confident cat that would like to roughhouse with him regularly. The only time he seems to have trouble with cats is when he wants to play with them and they don’t want to take part in the games.
Jax is not a large cat and he is lean; as Balinese are known to be. He looks like a small Ragdoll. He has lovely blue eyes and a medium length, easy care coat. He is getting comfortable with toenail trims and lets his foster mom wash his face every day.
NOTE: We prefer families with children bring them to the adoption appointment. Why? This allows interaction between the children and the cat. This helps ensure they will be a good fit for each other. A mismatch between a child and a cat is not in anyone’s best interest!