the fix, Sun. July 29, 2012

Great article on Jackson from the fix: addiction and recovery, straight up.

Straight talk from The Cat Daddy about how it took sobriety to help him deal with people, and answers to questions like….

  • Do you think addicts are more drawn to pets than non-addicts?
  • What would you say is your greatest challenge?

Due to his demanding schedule and the high volume of requests he receives, Jackson is not able to answer questions posted in the comments. However, we will continue providing valuable information to help you and your cats. And throughout it all, your comments are welcomed and encouraged. 




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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2 Responses to the fix, Sun. July 29, 2012

  1. downfromtheledge August 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    This was such an honest and piercing interview Jackson. What a line: “But to feel love unconditionally—to come home and know there’s something there—is important when you hate yourself.” I’m not sure I wouldn’t have killed myself if not for my kitty. Just knowing that she depended on me, and was there no matter what…sounds stupid to some, but for many of us there are no *people* around when the going gets tough.

    • Lisa March 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

      Not just in dealing with addiction, the love of pets while processing grief and feel totally alone is also important. My current boyfriend would not have survived the loss of his wife of 24 years due to cancer if he did not have a small menagerie of kitties who totally depended on him.

      His wife’s illness also left him without a job as well, as he was not promoted in the Navy because they really couldn’t transfer him while he was ill. He was retired honorably after 24 years while his wife was still alive but terminal and rather stuck in Hawaii with an upside down mortgage and no transition plan into civilian life. He doesn’t have a lot of family and what he does have is 3K miles away and the few friends he did have here were all re-stationed. No kids either.

      If it weren’t for his furry kids, he would not have survived because they gave him the purpose to get out of bed every day and try to move on.

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