CAT DADDY contest winner announced

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Thank you for your patience!

We wanted to have Jackson himself announce and congratulate the winner of this contest.

But he was on a plane.

And you know how planes can be late sometimes…?

Well – thank you again for your patience.

Thank you for your support of the CAT DADDY book.
Thanks for entering the contest.
Thank you for your cat love and your beautiful heart for animals.

And congratulations…to…our winner of the CAT DADDY book launch contest…
…if you can’t watch the video above for some reason, and you really want to know the contest winner, keep reading…

Congratulations to Suzanne of Seattle, Washington!

We’ll be contacting you to get you your prizes soon, Suzanne.

Thanks again EVERYONE for entering and participating.

Look forward to a brand new season of My Cat From Hell premiering this June 30, 2012.

  1. holly wilson   May 25, 2012 at 7:16 am  

    I still love you Jackson, even though I didnt win…

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  2. Betty Matsumoto-Schuch   May 25, 2012 at 10:18 am  

    Dear Jackson,
    I just finished your book Cat Daddy after picking it up at the SF/Alameda, CA book signing. Thank you for sharing your story. It takes courage to bare one’s soul to the masses, and yours and Benny’s story and connection demonstrates a bond that truly inspires one’s spirit. Your journey is clearly a testament to the Universe’s plan for each and every one of us in this life.
    Godspeed to you and all the kitties and their guardians who’s lives you touch.

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  3. Karen Ephyria   May 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm  

    Make time for some zzzs, Jackson – cat mojo is at least 75% dreamtime… You need a good, long catnap! Thanks for all your hard work :-)

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  4. nancy bentley   May 27, 2012 at 11:54 pm  

    I have bought all the “magic elixirs from you, I watch all the “shows” you do & I still have the problem.
    4 adult (neutered ) males vieing for that covetid spot. they are destroying my home. I had to put one down after 15 years (quality of life) what do I have to do now? how do I deal with 4 alpha males spraying all over my house? Please address this problem, I’m sure I’m not the only one that has it.

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  5. John Funkhouser   July 1, 2012 at 12:08 pm  

    Hi…I have a 7 year oldcat. The previsious owner said it was a lap cat…however i found ot that it was not a lap cat…my question is how do you make a non lap cat into a lap cat. Thanks.

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    1. Melissa   October 7, 2012 at 9:13 pm  

      It is difficult to “make” a non-lapcat a lapcat. Cats want what they want. Often they will choose which type of affection they want from their companions. I have worked with many cats. Some love to be in the lap of their companion, others will just want to sit by them, and others will want sleep with them, and still others prefer just the gentle petting and play.

      I also noticed that you refer to the cat as ‘it’. ‘It’ is a disconnected word that indicates that you are not bonded or interested in bonding. Would you call your son or daughter ‘IT’?

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  6. Ashley Stearns   July 16, 2012 at 9:26 am  

    @John Funkhouser: I know it seems hard to believe that a creature as adept at getting humans to provide for all its needs can also be particular in its preferences for company, but cats, in general, take time to adjust to new homes, people, situations. You have to work at building trust with your new kitty bud, realizing that some cat breeds, such as Orientals (your Siamese, Burmese, meezers in general and meezer-mixes) are one-person cats and it may take even more effort to build a relationship with him/her. This is what my husband and I are going through right now: inherited a 14 year-old meezer-mix who lived with only one person her entire life. She is sociable but doesn’t like to be handled. Owing to the fact her previous owner declawed her (which you should NEVER do because it cripples them) when she was 4, she’s a biter. I wanted a cuddle-cat, like our two previous boys who’ve passed; my husband wanted a chatty fetching cat. Guess whose wishes were fulfilled? That’s right – she’s daddy’s girl. But I don’t mind because finding out HER preferences for toys, hangout spaces, food, litter, box size, travel, sleeping and eating schedules has made ALL the difference in the world. Here’s what we did: (1) provided her with a ‘kitty condo,’ a safe, quiet, comfy room of her own (basically, a foam and fabric-covered box with removable lid that converts the piece to an ottoman when turned upside down, which we found at Petco and padded with a pillow); (2) treated all her health problems – had her teeth scaled, a full lab workup, dewormed her with Natural Wonder FourGone because she had threadworms; (3) tried different toys to find her preference – wands with different things attached at the end (she likes one that has a squeaky mouse with feathers at the end of a substantial cord that doesn’t have the potential to cause harm if swallowed, or wrapped around a paw, thank heavens), and cloth-covered, kitty mouth-sized balls, which she loves to chase and fetch (she’s an incredible soccer player!). Play is very important to kitties; the stalking and chasing mimics their predatory behavior and is a great way to regulate their eating, since, in the wild, they would be rewarded with a meal after a successful hunt. My husband was the first to be able to pick her up just to hold her, and he gave her a ‘tour’ of the upper shelves, mantles, book cabinet, dressers, headboard, entertainment center, etc., which she loved, and to which she now knows she has access. I first gave her a head-to-tail ‘massage’ when she began exploring what was in the ‘fridge’s vegetable crisper when I went to get salad ingedients. Michi has been with us almost six weeks now, and every week she has shown more and more affection to us: the week before last she started purring occasionally; last night she laid down next to me on the couch for a few minutes. Today was the first day she let me strike her tummy without biting me ferociously (or even flinching/swatting her tail). Just be patient, take your cues from her, and have faith. Before you know it, you will have a furry saint in your home without whom you will find it hard to imagine your life. Good luck.

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  7. Ashley Stearns   July 16, 2012 at 9:31 am  

    Uh – just to be clear – I don’t ‘strike’ my cat; I STROKE her.

    ^.,.^

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  8. Anetha Prater   December 30, 2012 at 8:29 am  

    I have 4 female cats that I love like my children. No I actually have 5 but one of the females I am space sharing and keeping apart from the other 4. I live in the country and many people dump animals out in our neighborhood. I have taken in many and got them well, neutered or spayed and then adopted out from a wonderful no kill shelter called Fuzzy Friends. The female that I am space sharing (I call it kitty rotation or cat rangling) with is not really social with other cats. She was an outside cat but we have had coyotes in the area and she had come home with many scratches and cuts so I decided to bring her in. I tried to adopt her out and she did not do well in the shelter. She actually started to self mutilate by clawing herself and she was not eating. When I called they said she was “adjusting”. Finally my husband and I went to see her and decided just to bring her home and give “integrating” another chance. I have had her in my bathroom (which is quite large) for about a month now. The other 4 girls know she is there and they sort of fight under the door. I let her out a couple of times in the house and the 4 girls get real excited and one of my girls “stalks” her. I have been putting her back in the bathroom before any real “incidents” happen. I need to know if I am approaching this correctly. Introducing one cat to another is one thing but introducing one cat to FOUR others in a totally different ball game all together. I have some cat pheromone that is suppose to make them calmer that I spray around before I let her out. I just know don’t if I should let her out and let them sort out the differences or if that will put me back to square one. She is such a love and I hate to have to put her in a different space constantly. She is getting a little stir crazy as the weather is too cold to put her outside during the day for very long. This summer I put her out all day and brought her in to sleep and that worked out fine but I can tell she wants to have the run of the house like my other 4. Just don’t want anyone to get hurt. Two of the females are de-clawed and three are not. The one in the bathroom is not de-clawed. I just need some guidance so I don’t screw this up. I would love to have all five running around and living in the house. They bring me so much joy and happiness and I owe then that. Jackson is you read this please respond if not then I would like some advice from someone that has had success in this arena.
    Thanks so much and cats rule…..
    Nini

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We regret that Jackson does not answer questions posted in the comments. This is due to his demanding schedule and the high volume of requests he receives. But most importantly, since he has not met your cat, it would be contrary to his approach for him to give specific personalized advice for your specific situation. That being said, general questions and issues are addressed throughout this blog, in his book Cat Daddy and of course, the show My Cat From Hell.

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