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Jack the cat moved to Manhattan for further treatment
TimesLedger ^ | November 4, 2011 | Ivan Pereira

Posted on 11/04/2011 11:07:46 AM PDT by algernonpj

Jack the cat is moving on to the West Side of Manhattan from Queens as he continues to regain his strength for his return voyage to his owner in California.

The cat, who was lost at John F. Kennedy International Airport for two months, was moved Thursday from the BluePearl Veterinary animal hospital in Forest Hills to its new state-of-the-arts facility at 410 West 55 St. where he will continue his recuperation. ...

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; catjack; ceilingcat; jackthecat; jfk; kittyping


Jack the cat's new vets give him a check-up as he arrives in his new hospital room in Manhattan Photo courtesy of BluePearl Veterinary Partners

Jack the Cat's Facebook page reports that:
"Jack's condition has been upgraded... He is no longer critical!!!! He is now considered *serious*!!!! This is awesome!!! Woot woot!!!!!!"

"1. We are so very very grateful for all your cards and catnip!! Blue Pearl said they are reading the cards to Jack one at a time when he is awake and the doctors aren't doing stuff to him. What I would give to have that on video!! How sweet of all of you... and how sweet of Blue Pearl!!!"

"2. Yes, American Airlines is paying all Jack's vet bills (which are going to be subs...tantial)."

Jack in his better days:

1 posted on 11/04/2011 11:07:51 AM PDT by algernonpj
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ping

Another update on Jack the Cat. He has been upgraded from critical to serious. Pretty good for a kitty that had a 50 - 50 chance.
2 posted on 11/04/2011 11:09:56 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

Thank you for posting, Algernonpj! I am pulling for this little kitty... after everything he has been through... I wish him the best. Sounds like he is in really good hands.


3 posted on 11/04/2011 11:14:28 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: algernonpj
On Oct 25, Jack dropped down from the ceiling right near American staff members who were in the customs room.

Cats get in to the darnedest places.

How do you suppose he got there?

Probably scare those AA employees.

4 posted on 11/04/2011 11:18:29 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: algernonpj

Beautiful what a gift God has given us!


5 posted on 11/04/2011 11:20:51 AM PDT by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: momtothree

As you posted before, he’s got the will to live.

I love the part that the staff read his cards to him.


6 posted on 11/04/2011 11:21:47 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

kitty bump


7 posted on 11/04/2011 11:24:57 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: algernonpj

“On Oct 25, Jack dropped down from the ceiling right near American staff members who were in the customs room.”

I bet Jack was trying to get out of the country before Obama completely destroys it.


8 posted on 11/04/2011 11:27:15 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: algernonpj

Congrats on the very good news! :)=^..^=

Computer time has been limited, being here in CT after the freak snow storm. But this news report had made my day. :)=^..^=


9 posted on 11/04/2011 11:30:30 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: algernonpj; Slings and Arrows

Second PING to Slings and Arrows.:)=^..^=


10 posted on 11/04/2011 11:31:46 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

ROFL.


11 posted on 11/04/2011 11:34:49 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

Great news and kudos to American Airlines!


12 posted on 11/04/2011 12:27:51 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: algernonpj; Biggirl; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...

13 posted on 11/04/2011 12:37:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: algernonpj
"1. We are so very very grateful for all your cards and catnip!! Blue Pearl said they are reading the cards to Jack one at a time when he is awake and the doctors aren't doing stuff to him.

That is precious.

GO JACK!

14 posted on 11/04/2011 12:41:57 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Allegra

Jack is quite a cat! Even though he has nine lives, he is surviving when many other cats would not. I’m praying for his complete recovery and a long, happy life when all this trauma is over.


15 posted on 11/04/2011 12:49:06 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: algernonpj; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; ...
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. . . . Meow-meow.

16 posted on 11/04/2011 12:51:46 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: algernonpj

Heck, I’D stay at a vet hospital on W. 55th. “Mmmmmm... shrimp!”


17 posted on 11/04/2011 12:57:39 PM PDT by pabianice (")
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To: TheOldLady; Allegra
Baby picture of Jack:


18 posted on 11/04/2011 1:13:15 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: LucyT

Go Jack! We’re all pulling for you. Signed, cat lovers everywhere.


19 posted on 11/04/2011 1:16:05 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; TheOldLady

Oh, that is so cute! I’m stealing...


20 posted on 11/04/2011 1:17:32 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Allegra; humblegunner

That could be Finbar, Edgrr, or Malcolm too! They’re all feisty.


21 posted on 11/04/2011 1:23:40 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady; humblegunner; Slings and Arrows; Eaker
That could be Finbar, Edgrr, or Malcolm too! They’re all feisty.

I love kitties in general, but the orange ones are just special somehow. :-)

22 posted on 11/04/2011 1:54:53 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra; humblegunner; Slings and Arrows; Eaker

[nodding] They certainly have that certain something that just gets into your heart and stays there.


23 posted on 11/04/2011 2:10:53 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TheOldLady; Allegra; Slings and Arrows; Eaker
They certainly have that certain something that just gets into your heart and stays there.


24 posted on 11/04/2011 2:15:01 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Allegra

Interesting you say that about orange cats. We’ve had six with only two left now. Piffy (the poop) is a grinch, and Wiffy who’s one of my favorites. Six orange cats since ‘94, and only “Wiffy” was worth the food, and litter box changes.

I’ll take the little black & whites any day over the orange cats, but then too there’s always the real heart stealers such as a Russian Blue named “Boo”.

We just acquired a momma cat, and her two kittens a couple of weeks, or so ago, and are taming them for the old speying/neutering phase of their lives, and then we shall see if they become part of the menagerie, or not. The momma cat is actually a kitten too. A baby with babies. Black with white “Boots” we named momma kitty, and the kittens became “Scooter”, and “Cooter”. That puts us back up to 17 cats, but “Wiffy”, “Piffy”, and several more are all ‘94 year models, and short timer’s I’m afraid.


25 posted on 11/04/2011 2:16:55 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: humblegunner; Allegra; Slings and Arrows; Eaker

There’s that handsome lion’s face again!


26 posted on 11/04/2011 2:17:37 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Allegra; TheOldLady

You’d steal that from me after I went to all the trouble of filching it? Of all da noive...

...ah, use it in good health. ;^)


27 posted on 11/04/2011 2:23:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Allegra

Slings, I stole that from you a long time ago... Or did I give it to you...? I forget. ;-)


28 posted on 11/04/2011 2:35:16 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Allegra; Slings and Arrows

Me too!!


29 posted on 11/04/2011 3:07:41 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: algernonpj; Allegra; LucyT; TheOldLady; Slings and Arrows; All

Anyone know if handsome Jack is a Persian or how old he is?


30 posted on 11/04/2011 3:56:30 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Allegra

Orange and orange & white cats are just special. I totally agree.


31 posted on 11/04/2011 3:57:41 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: algernonpj; Slings and Arrows; LucyT

That is one *gorgeous* cat. He looks a lot like our Fluffy (Fluffy is blonde, though, not orange). Every time I take a photo, he closes his eyes. How do they do that?


32 posted on 11/04/2011 6:21:30 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: justiceseeker93

I think some of the earlier stories may have the info you want. Try clicking on the jackthecat keyword.


33 posted on 11/04/2011 7:04:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: justiceseeker93
Anyone know if handsome Jack is a Persian or how old he is?

He looks like a Maine Coon.
34 posted on 11/05/2011 2:54:48 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Nepeta; justiceseeker93; Slings and Arrows

According to the following article Jack is a “five-year-old Norwegian forest cat “

http://www.theage.com.au/world/jack-the-cat-finally-back-20111027-1mm1r.html


35 posted on 11/05/2011 4:42:34 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj
Is "Norwegian forest cat" a recognized breed?
36 posted on 11/05/2011 2:57:08 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: TheOldLady; Allegra

Lol...me next. Honestly - it is already out the door and on the way to my cat people list : o

May God guide our course.
Tatt


37 posted on 11/05/2011 3:04:52 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: Slings and Arrows; TheOldLady

“”You’d steal that from me after I went to all the trouble of filching it? Of all da noive...

...ah, use it in good health. ;^)””

Oops. I thought it was from TheOldlady, LOL!!! Well. I stole it third hand then ; }

May God continue to bless our feline pal, Jack.
Tatt


38 posted on 11/05/2011 3:10:56 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: justiceseeker93

Yes.


39 posted on 11/05/2011 3:41:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: justiceseeker93
Is "Norwegian forest cat" a recognized breed?

Yes, Norwegian Forest Cat


"The Norwegian Forest Cat is strongly built and is similar in size to the Maine Coon."
40 posted on 11/06/2011 7:00:16 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj; EinNYC; Slings and Arrows; LucyT; Allegra; All
The Norwegian Forest Cat is strongly built and is similar in size to the Maine Coon.

That's a BIG cat! I read somewhere that Maine coon adult males average about 28 pounds, females 22 pounds.

41 posted on 11/06/2011 3:02:52 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: algernonpj
OMG, I hope that poor Jack makes it completely back to health. He looks absolutely miserable in the "after" picture, poor baby. That asinine airline should only thank G-d that it's not MY cat they lost. They would never recover from my wrath.

I have a show-quality Maine Coon, glorious in beauty and a true Velcro-cat. Her natural habitat is my lap, oooof. Coons can reach a bit over 20 lbs. for males, and a really big girl might go 14 lbs. My Bijou is a solid 10 lbs. Norwegian Forest Cats ("Wegies") are a close relative of Coons, but their lines are rounder, their back legs are a bit longer than the front legs, and they have a sweeter face. Coons generally have a more feral face with a squarer muzzle and a dip between their forehead and nose, are longer, their ears are set higher on their head and they are more rectangular.

Wegie: and Maine Coon (My Bijou!):

42 posted on 11/06/2011 9:52:44 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

Your fur- babies are beautiful. I have vote cats n dogs. All are my kids


43 posted on 11/06/2011 9:57:19 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Dang cell spell correct. Vote = both


44 posted on 11/06/2011 9:59:14 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Only the bottom one is MY fur-baby. The picture of the Norwegian Forest Cat (”Wegie”) is from a webpage about them. My other fur-baby is the gorgeous little devil-girl Kefira, also a tortie and white. She was a rescue girl, a tiny DSH with brains she must have inherited from Einstein.


45 posted on 11/06/2011 10:52:05 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

What a beauty!

Just found out poor Jack is now in kitty heaven. Its seems that in spite of a rally, his wounds were unable to heal because of the prolonged malnutrition.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2803539/posts


46 posted on 11/07/2011 6:07:38 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

Thank you. She is the ultimate love-bug. If she could, she’d declare Occupy Lap and just stay there.


47 posted on 11/07/2011 7:36:40 PM PST by EinNYC
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