How old are you?
Well, when the vet first saw me he thought I was about 1 1/2 or 2 years old. After my Auntie took me to the vet here, they decided my date of birth is March 25, 2011. So I am almost 2 1/2 years old!
Where did your name come from?
My Mamma called me Jo-Jo at first, but then she changed it to PJ. It stands for Pee Wee Joseph. I was named Pee Wee after Pee Wee the Deaf Kitty, who is at the Bridge. Joseph comes from the young man who rescued me and took me to my Mamma.
How did you come to your forever home?
It’s a long story! I was rescued from the streets of Chicago by a young man named Joseph on September 25th, 2012. He took me to my Mamma because he thought I belonged to her! I was in bad shape! I had fleas an’ ear mites an’ worms an’ my paw pads were all torn up! I was so skinny I could hardly stand up by myself! My Mamma took me to the vet to get me all healed up an’ she was gonna find a new home for me but she decided to keep me ’cause she fell in love with me! So there I was, livin’ with my Mamma and Daddy and sister SweetPea (SweetPea’s Felines around the world) and Brother Toby! I had it good! There were lots of windows to look out of and toys and good food! But then after a few months the family had to find another place to live and Mamma and Daddy were havin’ a hard time with that. No one wanted to rent to them with three cats! Mamma thought long and hard, and it broke her heart, but she decided they had a better chance if she could find another home for me. She asked my Auntie in Milwaukee and Auntie said yes immediately! Auntie knew me from the Facebook page I had at the time. On May 12th my Auntie drove to Chicago an’ picked me up an’ brought me to live with her! A couple days later my Mamma and Daddy an’ SweetPea an’ Toby moved to an apartment. I miss my Mamma so much! But Auntie and Mamma message about me and talk on the phone about me, and Mamma can see what I’m up to on Facebook! I am so excited ’cause Mamma is gonna come to visit me in Milwaukee soon!
Did it take a long time to adjust being in your forever home?
I spent the first eight days at my Auntie’s house in the front bedroom. My Auntie took me out into the living room sometimes and at first I was scared! I wanted to go back to my room! She would let me and my cousins sniff each other and she would bring them into my room for a few minutes at a time. After eight days I was scratching on the door to get out and I have lived in the whole house ever since!
Who else do you live with?
I live with my cousins and Auntie now! My cousins are Zoe Blue, Big Brother Jerry, and Minnie Pearl.
What is your favorite thing to do?
I loooove to look out the windows! It’s even better if the window is open and I can smell the outside! I like to take toys into the bathtub to play with! Auntie has to check for toys before she takes a shower!
Do you like to sleep with your cousins or aunt at night?
Sometimes I got to bed with my auntie and cousins Minnie Pearl and Jerry, but not every night. Auntie doesn’t know where I sleep and I’m not tellin’! Zoe sleeps on the couch! I do sleep on the bed when I nap!
What advice would you like to share with people who see cats outside that are injured or hurt?
Please rescue any hurt kitties you find! I was injured and a young man cared enough to rescue me and take me to my Mamma, who cared enough to get me all healed up! I am a great cat! The injured cat you find might be a great cat too!
What else would you like to add about yourself or those that you live with?
I am a very lucky kitty to have found not one but two homes! Many kitties are not so lucky! Everybody should have their pets spayed and neutered so there aren’t so many homeless kitties!
Author’s Note: Many Thanks to PJ for answering my interview questions. Pictures were used with permission. You can find PJ on facebook along with his cousins, Big Brother Jerry and Zoe Blue, you cant read their interviews here (Jerry, Zoe)
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