Dear Jackson......


Dear Jackson,
I believe it may be time to lay off the catnip.  Although chewing on catnip pillows and sniffing them calms your sister down, it seems to have the opposite effect on you.  You are free-spirited, clumsy and just plain crazy without catnip, but when you've been sniffing it you are simply out of control.  Take this morning for example.  I came in from walking your brothers and as I was hanging their leashes you freaked out.  Your ears went back, your hair stood straight up and you jumped from the bench you were sitting on and landed on my foot, scratching it up.


From my foot you jumped straight up in the air toward the leashes.....

Note how high up the leashes are

 ......and you tried to stick your claws into the wall as though the wall was curtains you could cling on to.


Why?  You completely perplexed your brothers and sister, and your sister hid under the chair waiting for you to calm down.  At the very least, in an effort to save your father time from patching the walls, do you think you could cut down your catnip habit?

I would really appreciate it.

Love,
Mom

Jack, assessing the damage

9 comments:

Meg said...

Does he walk around talking to himself and freaking out at shadows too? ;) He's a good jumper!

Meredith said...

I just love that cute little guy.... :) Go Jackson!
(sorry about your wall)

Mary@BarnBugStudio said...

Oh, Jackson! As with our Scout, good thing he's so handsome. We'll be taking Scout to obedience class soon. Too bad they don't have that for cats. Can't you just imagine the chaos, though?

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Ha! No Meg, he doesn't talk to himself but he is always walking around looking for bugs and things. Meredith - he appreciates your encouragement. :-) Mary - good thought on the obedience class. When we had the local dog trainer come over to deal with the crazy frenchies before she left she pointed to Jack and said "he's something else - too bad I don't train cats". He is his own kind of guy - just spreading the love. :)

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

Ouch, sorry about your leg, I bet Jackson is sorry too...he, umm, just got a little carried away!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Sorry about your scratches, but Jackson is one handsome guy!! My cat, Stormy, could use an obedience class if they had such things for cats. She's different from any cat we've had, but we love her anyway.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hi Staci, I just happened to find your blog this morning after seeing Cobble Hill on a blog roll. It caught my eye because my family includes people with the last name of Cobble.

I enjoyed your letter to Jackson. He looks like a cat I used to have and she was high spirited without catnip. You might be interested in my Friday feature called Paws and Claws. A guest shows photos and writes something about their animal(s). We haven't had a cat featured yet so I would love it if you would do a post. It is easy to do and you get free advertising for your blog. Details on my blog. Let me know if you want to do it and I will schedule a Friday for you.

In the meantime, go easy on Jackson! He just wants to have fun!------- Shannon

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Sorry if I sent several comments. I had trouble posting.
Shannon

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Cheryl and Alone Again - thanks for the sympathy. Yes, he just tends to get out of control from time-to-time. :-) Shannon - I'm so happy you found us! Yes, I would love to share a post on your blog about Jackson. I'll send you a quick email. Thanks!