Thursday, November 13, 2008


This is Jake of the PB&J kitties chillaxing in his bed with his nip banana. Jake is a big fan of nip and really enjoys himself with it, especially the home grown that his Mom keeps in the refrigerator. She grows it in a basket which she keeps up out of the kitties' reach most of the time. She left it down one time and Jake and Bert took advantage of the situation. Jake is the oldest kitty, at about six years old. He crawled out from under a bush one day when he was about three weeks old. His Mom found him and his Dad said to take him to the SPCA immediately, but it was a Saturday and the SPCA was closed. Mom took him home and kept him in the bathroom and by the time they could take him in, they had decided to keep him. There were two other cats living there at the time, Purdy and Basil. Both had been named after characters in Disney movies and the Mom and Dad decided to keep up the tradition, but were having a hard time deciding on a name for Jake. Finally the Mom came up with the idea that since peanut butter and jelly was the Dad's favorite sandwich, they should come up with a J name. That was how Jake came to be named after the seagull in The Rescuers Down Under. Jake is an indoor/outdoor kitty and a good hunter, as are Pearl and Bert. Jake has many of the characteristics of a Maine Coon cat. Jake likes to wrestle with Bert quite a bit. Jake's favorite human is his Dad. Jake loves to play with anything that has a feather on it.

Besides his Dad, Jake's favorite thing is the refrigerator. He tries to climb in every time he notices that it is open. There is a saying at his house that he loves the refrigerator even more than he loves his Mom. He also knows that the nip is in the refrigerator, along with lots of other yummy stuff.

                                     Jake has a crush on the big cold box.
                                     His Mom all the goodies in there stocks --
                                            Like nip and treats
                                            And all the good eats.
                                     Jake has to learn how to open that box.


ZOOLATRY said...

This is cute, but be warned: Pearl is already upset at the lack of attention being paid to her... this is likely to fan the fires!

PS visit us Friday if you can, we took you up on your Cat Realm
Dare #4

Dana said...

Jake is a furry smart kitty, as well as being a furry handsome mancat! Great limerick!
~The Creek Cats~

PB 'n J said...

Wow Wee! Thank you sooooo much Karen Jo! You've captured me to a "T" :-) I'm so excited to have my furry own limerick!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

It is very nice to meet Jake!

Beethoven said...

Hey Karen Jo, you're invited over on Saturday! Here's the invitation!

Shadow / Molly said...

Now that Jake we like, our woofie Jake isn't so smart!

Lux said...

That limerick is so cute!

Thank you, Karen Jo, for your good wishes for Lux yesterday. He's home now. :)

Anonymous said...

Jake reminds me of our "Pepper." He was a great Maine Coon cat. He used to open the bathroom door on us(!) among other things. I painted him several times.

You can read about him, and see the paintings on my blog, if you like.


The Island Cats said...

Hey, Jake...can you teach us how to get the cold box opened?

The Devil Dog said...

Mom thinks Jake is dangerous, opening the fridge, but I think he's cool. He would be rgeat fun to have at our house.


Team Tabby said...

Thanks for telling us about Jake. He is a smart kitty, he knows where the stash is. Thank you so much for the award you gave us. Sorry we haven't been around visiting as much as we'd like - mombean's fault for this situation.

Mindy, Moe, Bono

Team Tabby said...

Come to our blog, we have an award for you.

Mindy, Moe, Bono

Miss Steffy said...

Yeah...our Georginas got a thing for the fridge too.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Lots of good things hide in the fridge. Smart cat.