Tuesday, February 26, 2019

MyMe: #2 of 3 Jackson

Angel Madi was adopted in the Spring of 2002.
Everyone knew about Madi and her adventures.  

Jackson the retriever

Today I have another MYME from my days at N. C. State University.
Fast forward about two fun filled years to the arrival of a new set of
graduate students in Physics.  Today I'd like to tell you about 
Jackson a tabby. Jackson's dad, we'll call him M, arrived at NCSU from Bradley U in Illinois.  He came with just his belongings no significant other or a pet. M was full energy and very willing to learn and experience new things in the South. He was especially excited to see  NASCAR racing in North Carolina. M always enjoyed hearing about Madi and her capers; however, never seemed to be inclined to have pets.  Fast forward a few months into the fall, 2004.
M was very exciting to be going to his first NASCAR one weekend.  I told him  to be sure to
let me know all about it.  The weather for the afternoon Race was supposed to be cloudy and cold.
M said this might be my only opportunity for some time so I'm going anyway.   Monday morning he shows up at my office.  I was expecting to hear about  the race, which he enjoyed, but that was not the highlight of the day.  He said, 'you will never believe what happened on Saturday'.
He was heading back to Raleigh on a very wet and cold night.  The roads were unfamiliar so he was taking it slow.  His headlights caught some movement on the shoulder of the road.
M pulled over to see what was there.  Lo and behold it was a very tiny kitty, wet and cold
and probably not long before he passed from exposure or a vehicle.
M quickly picked up the kitty, stuck it in his coat to get it warm. Back on the road to
Raleigh, M heard purring and felt gentle paws on his chest.  Kitty was happy.
M had never owned a kitty or been around kitties.  Once he got to Raleigh he stopped by the store to get some supplies for Kitty.  When he arrived at my door Monday morning, Kitty already had M wrapped around his itty bitty kitty paws. M told me he and kitty had a vet appointment that afternoon for a check up and first kitty shots.  HIS PLAN was to keep it.  Kitty was indeed a healthy male kitty.
Needless to say M's trip to NASCAR on that cold day was meant to be.
M tossed around a few names for several days settling on Jackson.   A feline roommate was purrfect for M.  He was at NCSU long hours. M and Jackson developed a routine that worked for both.
M's apartment had a lovely window for Jackson's cat perch.
Jackson grew into a beautiful Tabby and quite talented too.  In no time M taught Jackson to play with wads of paper.  M would throw it and Jackson would bring it back to him.
Anytime M went home or to academic meetings I was Jackson's nanny.
Each time I walked in the apartment Jackson, would drop a wad of paper at my feet.
Jackson could play fetch for hours and hours.
M and Jackson were a team of two for several years.  Then M met his lady love and her
Dachshund Oscar.  The four of them got along beautifully.  Jackson and Oscar were inseparable.
M and his lady married in NC then all moved to Oregon.  Now they have three very active sons.
I receive a Christmas card photo each year.

Next week I'll tell you #3 of 3 Nala and Simba the EMS cats

You can read last week's MYME by clicking on: Tigger the Ham Slayer.


  1. we love this story... and a retriever kitty is a fabulous thing ;O)

  2. Hari OM
    What a delightful memory for you - and image for us!!! YAM xx

  3. What a wonderful story. Bless M for discovering Jackson on that cold and wet night.

  4. That is such a great story. We truly believe it was meant to be. It is amazing how things like that happen. You all have a great day.

  5. LOVE IT!!!! what a great story with a happily ever after ending. Meant to be is a REAL thing, I truly believe that, with people and pets. Big is our Meant to be...… just like Jackson was

  6. That was such a sweet, sweet story!

  7. Jackson sounds like a lovely kitty. And what a great way to come into someones life!


  8. That is a lovely story. We're so happy that things worked out so well for both M and Jackson.
    Gail says kitties beat NASCAR any day!
    Toodle pip!

  9. Awww, what a wonderful story. Makes my heart sing. Thanks for sharing this for sure! How lucky Jackson was to have you for a nanny!

  10. That sweet story made my day even more sunny than it is right now. IN other words it totally made my day and then some. I loved reading this true story. Much love to Jackson and his family. And to M for stopping and tending to this helpless baby.

    Angel Madi, tell mommy that is my home made smoothie. Made from tart cherries packed in water ,i cup non fat milk, one envelope sweetener, and 2 T Hershey's lite chocolate syrup (40 c) , 7 ice cubes and OH, I love it. 170 total calories andI have these smoothies for lunch all the time. I also do the exact same with any and all fruits. Fresh Strawberries...a cup of them, , pineapple 2/3's a cup add half the juice too... (Dole canned chunks) I don't like frozen fruits ever, nor sugar packed canned ones ones. The fruits packed in sugar are Too too TOO sweet. I always look for water packed. If you try mine, you may not care for it as it isn't rich. But it is flavorful. XXOO Pee Ess. As you saw from my picture this blog I did, Mom doesn't waste a clean cup. She just sticks a straw down in the blendered concoction and drinks it right down.

  11. a paws a pawz a paws N bravo....we N joyed thiz ress cue storee...984 pawz up two ewe M & jackson we iz glad ewe finded yur for everz ~ ☺☺♥♥

  12. What a lovely story! So glad you have kept in touch!
    Hazel & Mabel

  13. What a heartwarming story!!! That trip to NASCAR was meant to be, both for M and for Jackson.

    Woos _- Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  14. I can't even get my Siberians to play real fetch! LOL!
    What a sweet, sweet story!

  15. What a wonderful gotcha story for Jackson!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  16. Awwwwww, purrecious...I love stories like this. A feel good story.

  17. What a sweet story! Yes, M was definitely meant to find Jackson that cold wet night. Thank goodness they found each other in time. And LOL, how fun that Jackson also later had a Doxie brother! I can only imagine that was an adventure!

  18. Jackson was lucky he found a forever home. What a lovely story. I linked this post to Happy Tuesday. It's a happy post.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  19. What a blessing to have so many amazing people and cats in your life.

  20. And in a quick moment ... a cat person is born :)

  21. Everyone has already said what I think. This truly is a beautiful story that evoke happy emotions. Thanks for sharing.

  22. What a great memory of a fun kitty and your grad student.

  23. How lucky for Jackson. Sweet story

  24. That's a wonderful and sweet story - that was a "meant to be" relationship for sure and everyone lived happily ever after which is our favorite kind of story too!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy


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