All my kitties are spring/summer kittens!
Jitzu's B-day was right around the beginning of July. My sweet girly turns 5 this year!
Jitzu is the first cat I ever lived with, the day I moved in I just about killed her! She snuck into my room and destroyed my bonsai plant, ate another one of my plants, and peed on my sweater, lol. We've come a long way since that rocky start.
She used to chase me up the stairs, attack random people, and pee on everything...man I'm glad we're through that!
She was originally named Crunchie, and she lived with her mum and a few other cats in an apartment. Then she was given to my bf, and his two roommates as a gift. They re-named her Jitzu, a much more fitting name for my little ninja.
She had a rough life before me, one of the roommates claimed Jitzu as 'hers' buit never cleaned her box and rarely fed her. When that roomie left I claimed Jitzu, but it wasn't that simple.
I spent a year wining her over, and it was tough. She got upset if she felt cornered, she didn't trust people, and she had no social skills. She frequently attacked people, seemingly without warning, and spent most of her time slinking around hiding.
We moved into a new home with her, and when a different roommate moved in I had a breakthrough. He had movers come in, and Jitzu was scared of them, I went to get her, and stopped a cautious distance away. I called her, and she came right to me. That was the first time she trusted me to protect her when she was scared.
Now, two years later, she trusts me much more, we cuddle any time I have a nap, and she's even let me trim two of her claws!!! That is a huge breakthrough for us as she wouldnt' even let me touch her feet until this year.
She's a whole different cat from the one I first met. She's playful and loving, she enjoys playing with the boys, and mutual grooming sessions. Her and Doran have a little kitty love relationship, she actually headbutts him! And she's getting better with Torri, slowly, but it's happening.
Jitzu, I love you princess!!!