My Little Man Jackson



Ok, so I couldn't resist sharing more tails tales of my little man Jackson.  He certainly enjoys being the household troublemaker and works very hard at maintaining the title.

Do you remember seeing on the National news a few months back the cat that would steal from neighbors and hoard his stolen treasures in his home?  This is Jackson.  The difference, however, is that Jackson is an indoor cat so the only people he can steal from are Jay and I.  He has a fondness for paper, namely money and receipts.  Jay discovered his downstairs stash under the couch and I discovered his upstairs stash in my shoes.  Although the receipts were doing him no good, he had stashed away enough cash to purchase himself 3 Starbucks Latte's.  I've taken to borrowing money from him.

Oliver barks at Jackson when Jackson is doing something naughty.  This is Oliver's way of enjoying someone other than himself getting in trouble.  For instance, when Jackson was tightrope walking on my curtain rod in the living room, Oliver barked to let us know and danced with glee when I made him get down.  Oliver also takes great pride in barking at Jackson when he's on the side table in the dining room, which he is not supposed to be on because it has photo frames on it and he always knocks them over.  He also enjoys barking when Jackson manages to dump drinks, food, or anything else on the floor.

Sunday was just an average day with Oliver barking in the back room of the house.  Jay and I both went to see what in the world Jackson was doing.  We entered the room to see him squatted in the pellet stove bucket, which still had ash in it from the last heating season.  Seems he thought his father did him a favor by leaving a litter box on the main floor.  After removing him from the bucket and washing the ashes off of him, we realized he's been using the bucket for some time as it was quite smelly.  The bucket was removed.  Later the same day Oliver began barking again in the same room.  Jackson had piddled on the floor where the bucket had been and was now trying to find something to cover his treasure with.  We have stacked boxes and baskets in the area hoping he'll forget about it.

Last night I took Oliver and Emerson out for their before bedtime pottie.  It was pouring down rain, so it was a quick trip.  {Oliver and Emerson WILL melt if left in the rain too long - this is what they believe}  We came running in the house and I closed and locked the door behind me.  I was just finishing up in the kitchen when I could hear Jackson crying.  Cait was sitting on the bench, ears back.  Oliver and I were looking around and we couldn't find him.  He continued to cry.  I suddenly panicked and opened the back door.  There he stood, soaking wet, crying up a storm.  Somehow he had managed to get out when we were coming in.  Boy are we lucky it was raining and he too would melt in the rain, so he stayed on the back deck!

He certainly keeps us on our toes, but I must say, some of the things he comes up with are so funny it's hard to keep from laughing.  Tonight he's recovering from his neuter.  He had a small reaction to the anesthesia....why should that be a surprise?  Seems all our animals are sensitive!


7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i think all boys are trouble... boy cats, boy dogs, boy horses...

tami said...

Oliver's a "squealer"? (You have me smiling with your stories)

Cindy said...

That Jackson is a very busy little guy!

Sandy Jones said...

Jackson is so darn cute that nothing else matters. He can get in all the trouble he wants to, and he knows nothing will happen to him. Life is an adventure!

Diane said...

It is amazing all we go through with our pets. The kitten we found three weeks ago has worked her way in to all our hearts including the other dogs and cats. Now we have 6 indoor cats and dogs. It is a literal zoo indoors and out around here.
Blessings
Diane

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

He is in fact quite a cutie....yes indeed, a very busy cutie. I agree Texwisgirl! And yes Tami, Oliver is quite the squealer. He's always tattling on someone!

Sarah White said...

I knew Jackson was going to be a trouble maker!!! This entry made me laugh so hard. Especially the hoarding of money!!!!