Meet Jackson’s Cats!

 

 

Jackson introduces you to his whole crew. And they’re not all cats.

Now you’re part of the family :)

 

 


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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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63 Responses to Meet Jackson’s Cats!

  1. Carole November 8, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Beautiful family, and lucky cats (and Rudy)!

  2. Lianne November 8, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    Velouria has such pretty eyes!!

    • Terrie Lynn January 13, 2013 at 8:51 am #

      Velouria looks just my Duchess who’s part Maine Coon…looks like she has the same kind of gentle personality too.. Lovely cats….Maine Coons and all of Jackson’s Kitties too…and Rudy. I bet those cats have got Rudy properly trained!

  3. Dawn November 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Aww there gorgeous cats.

  4. Sparkle November 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Chippy and Velouria look incredible for their ages! I want to know their secret. ;-)

    • lisakaz November 29, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

      Don’t know if there is one. I think cancer determines a lot but I don’t know how much a human can do to prevent it from happening. From my experience, there was little I could do once a tumor existed. In cats,9 of 10 are malignant. I lost my baby before she was 11 years old. It’s possible that she wasn’t spayed until after she had kittens, which actually increases chances for mammary gland cancer, which she had. I did not adopt her until she was 2-3.

      If there is, I hope he tells! Esp. loved his tabby.

  5. Linda Eisenhauer November 8, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    Thank you Jackson! They are adorable! You can tell they love their CatDaddy! Linda Eisenhauer (and Isis and Sky Blue)

  6. Sue Bosbury November 9, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Beautiful family! We all say hello from Scotland. (Zeus, Shadow and Spook) Momma’s boys!

  7. Carol Ann Matuszewski November 9, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    What a lovely family you have, Jackson! God bless your senior girls! Although I presently love two cats, I love all animals, and Rudy looks like a sweetie! You can tell that you are all one happy family, and they love you to death, so sweet!

  8. robin November 9, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    aaaawwwwwwww! thanks for sharing.

  9. Smiling Mermaid November 10, 2012 at 6:57 am #

    I apologize in advance if I offend anyone….but that first photo of Jackson looks like it should be in a woman’s magazine as a pseudo “centerfold”, if you know what I mean! It must be that pose, with the “boudoir eyes”. Hey, might be a good idea to raise money for his shelters….a sexy Jackson Galaxy calender! I wouldn’t mind seeing more of his…tattoos. ;)

    • Jen November 11, 2012 at 10:39 am #

      Lol!

    • Nikki January 15, 2013 at 11:57 am #

      You are NOT wrong there! =^.^=

      • Smiling Mermaid February 20, 2013 at 12:19 am #

        I’ve met the guy, and he is just “sexy” in the sense that he is so GENUINE. Why aren’t there more men like him in this crazy world?!

        • NicDevlin April 21, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

          ya… he seems like an wise, awesome, patient guy…

    • Jojoban April 22, 2013 at 7:38 am #

      I would so buy 1 … or 12 (i know a few who would like it as a gift and I could have one in every room of the house! hehe)…

    • illuminutteh jones November 29, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

      You do know he is gay, right?

      • BGryphon March 22, 2014 at 11:26 am #

        Not sure why you say that- in his book he mentions a girlfriend. Don’t get me wrong; I’d be just as happy knowing he’s “on our team” – but that’s not what his book says.

  10. Mari P November 10, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    Joy would be knowing that my cats think they live with Jackson! ;) Love you Jackson!

  11. Bev November 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Sent you an emai..hope you’ll read it it. Gizmo’s life is on the line. Before anyone tells me how cruel i am, please know that this is a cat we rescued at 4 weeks old. She doesn’t like people and we have met with little success in introducing another rescue into the family. Putting her down would be the kindest thing if Jacson cannot help us. She attacks the kitten and now she is attacking us. We have tried severak differrent medications to lower her aggression leven but nothing seems t be working. HELP save Gizmo’s life, PLEASE!

    • Smiling Mermaid November 13, 2012 at 2:36 am #

      Have you tired separating them, & only SLOWLY let them meet each other while eating on opposite sides of a barrier/screen? Jackson did a show on this. If I were you, I would look up that show and WATCH IT. Then do exactly as he did on the show. He, of course, solved the problem, as I am sure you can, too…with some work on your point. Also, are you playing with them? It really does work in getting the cats to know one another, and it USES UP THAT AGGRESSIVE ENERGY. Please don’t give up, just yet!

    • Mari P November 13, 2012 at 9:03 am #

      Hi Bev,

      I know how desperate you are, but I don’t think Jackson answers these posts himself. Do you watch the show at all? That would be a big help to you. How old is Gizmo and how long have you had her? What sort of living arrangement does she have? Can she have space that is her own away from the kittens?

  12. Meg Nelson November 14, 2012 at 4:12 am #

    Loved seeing your pet family! Especially Velouria since she mentioned in your book (which I loved too).

    Great work you are doing!

  13. Cynthia Fedak November 17, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    My husband just asked me, How many cats does Jackson have? I couldn’t answer until now. We have 5 at present, two gals and three boys. Our oldest, Scratch, is a 10 year old Siamese who weighs 30 lbs, yes, a very big boy! He does not eat that much, yet the vet said it can’t be thyroid problems in a cat. Our Tuxedo, Lucky, will not leave Chantilly, the little Siamese alone. He is very mean to her, yet a lovely, friendly people cat. I have a hard time doing my housework because of him. I have to separate both all of the time. It would be so nice to just let them all roam and have NO problems. All of my boys are very local, they love meowing and making noises to tell me what they think.

    • Pat Holland December 7, 2012 at 6:46 am #

      Are you feeding dry cat food? That is the worse thing you can feed. It is high in calories and nothing but grains and fillers in it. I feed mostly raw but also canned with no grains in it.
      Pat

  14. Debbie November 26, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Cute. My Dusty (Dakota) was just shy of his 22nd bday when I had to give him back to God. It was 1 yr ago Oct 18th. He was with me since I interned for my Masters. He lived with me longer than anyone…even my family. I miss him dearly. The year before I had to send Country back to God. He was a few years younger and I had adopted him from my brother. Now I have a 3 1/2 yr old Sterling who I adopted last Dec (21st) and he is just wonderful…the misunderstood…that is what he’d tell the ER doc. He bit me good when I first got him. Almost had to stay in the hospital but 3rd day was getting a bit better. I told him that was his one bite a lifetime. Dusy had once at the vet. Shot hit a nerve and I pushed him away from vet so then he faced me & got me, so I knew how serious they are and what to do. Hopefully Sterling will be with me a long time as well. He is fun and makes sure I don’t oversleep….kisses…well I think it is more him wanting to be fed. HA! But hey my 2 red eared sliders “Sam” & “Ella” also wake me up to be fed by splashing in the water. Dang that conditioning. Enjoying the show! Great for Learning Theory for my psych students.

  15. Paula Walker December 28, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    Hi there Jackson. Love your family. My husband and I are kitty people first, horse people second, then the dog figures in there somewhere! JK! Almost tho! No kids so they take their place for us. Love from our family, Bujo, Pinkie Smudge, Marcella, Nuno, Scooter, Livia, Lyka (3 kitties, 3 horses, 1 dog)

  16. paz February 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Hola neceaito ayuda com mi gatita. hace pocos dias traje un gato de 2 meses porq lo encontre. y mi gata esta celosa lo ataca a el y asu hijo y esta muy salvaje porfavor ayudenme

  17. Kath in UK March 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Hi Galaxy – I’m trying very hard to contact Jean Hofve .. its about my WispeCat who is in hospital with a saddle thrombosis .. Please would you ask her to message me if you pick this up.

    thanx
    Kath

  18. Teri March 28, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Beautiful family!!! Very similar to my household…4 cats and 2 dogs. Enjoy your show and look forward to the new season. :)

  19. Sherri April 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    Is your dog a Jack Russell, Jackson? I have a 6-year-old Jack Russell and an 11-year-old cat who “secretly” love each other.

  20. Renee Bindler April 18, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    Thanks Jackson for sharing the photos of your beautiful family.

  21. Jan L. April 21, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    Glad to know you also have a dog too! It also helps people with cats and dogs at home who may have problems with them!DO they all get along most of the time?

  22. Sabine April 21, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    Hello Jackson, thanks so much for sharing your precious darlings with us. We have a Tuxedo cat named Helio, and a deer-head, long-haired Chihuahua named Scarlet. Helio will be three this year and Scarlet will be five. Both are rescues and we have had them since they were a few weeks old. Helio found us as a stray and he and I formed a super close bond, while Scarlet was rescued by an organization and adopted by us. Most of the pets we have had in the past have been rescues or adopted, and all were always spayed/neutered. I had to smile knowingly after watching the show the other night with Tony and his seemingly un-neutered actions because we used to have a female cat who we had spayed, yet she exhibited all the signs of being in heat. We actually took her back as well and they went back in to see if something was missed but all was as it should have been. Eventually she finally overcame it and was ok, but everyone said it was so unusual to see that kind of behavior in a cat that was fixed. So like many viewers our first thought was that he was not neutered and were shocked at first to find out he was and then I remembered our Cleopatra.
    Thanks for the great show in which your love for the cats is so wonderful and all your work and advice really is informational and great.
    Wishing you all the best for continued success.

  23. M April 23, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    Nice to see well aged kitties! :P I rarely see someone in real life who keeps their pets that long! In fact most people around here don’t seem to realize cats can live 20+ years! We just put my Tally to sleep recently. (He had gotten Renal Cancer). He was only 9 years old… the top comment I got was at least he was older?! SO yes- yes I am VERY happy to meet someone else with aging kitty friends :). Well met, well met. Now just to get my new shelter adoptee and Tally’s bro to get along! – Off to watch your show for tips. :P

  24. Scott Amundsen April 28, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    Beautiful cats, all of them (and the dog too!). Caroline reminds me of my very first cat: a pregnant calico someone dumped at the side of the road in front of my parents’ house. I was about ten at the time. In short order she had three kittens. Unfortunately we could not keep the cats because of my Dad’s asthma, but my Mom’s sister, always a sucker for animals (and also an inability to refuse her nephews anything), ended up taking in the whole family.

  25. Julia May 12, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    We have a Tuxedo Cat named Harrison, named after Diana’s butler in the Trixie Belden books. He’s an indoor-outdoor cat, meaning he spends most of the day inside and goes in and out constantly. We love him and he is apart of our family.

    We also want a dog. (minus my mother; she hates dogs and claims Harrison would run off if we brought a little puppy home this summer) I have read your posts about dog-to-cat introductions, and they seem to work. I watch your show every Saturday night with Harrison sitting on my lap. I’m very afraid my cat would turn into a cat who would live under the bed.

    I know Jackson himself won’t reply, but a helpful blog reader will. What are your expieriences in dog-to-cat introductions?

  26. K June 13, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    Jackson, your cat blinking tip has changed my life. One of my cats has been very stand offish. He was brutally abused as a kitten and was near death when we took him away from his abusers, with their knowledge. He’s a very good boy, but very shy about affection. I started blinking at him to let him know it’s OK to approach, and he’s so much happier! He sleeps with me now, and well, everything is better. Now if I can just figure out how to get our Bengal (rescued) to stop punishing me by peeing on me while I sleep after I’ve been away, or when I go back to work after a break. I’ll keep watching the show and looking for tips.

  27. Cynthia S. June 27, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    Just wanted to say I love your show. The kitties (Catness &Spookie) watch it with me. I haven’t seen you address my problem yet. Catness my 1yr old calico is a wool sucker! I would love to see an episode about curing it. They both are big hissers too my children are cuddle bugs and the cats don’t always comply. If your ever filming in NM I could use your help!

  28. LYNNE GRIFFEN July 20, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    JUNE 26 ,2012 I GOT A BLACK CAT NAMED BANDIT 4 DAYS AFTER I HAD BENNY MY TIGER CAT PUT TO SLEEP 16 YEARS OLD HAD 15 YEARS IT HURT TO PUT BENNY TO SLEEP I HAD NO CHOICE BEFORE I HAD HIM PUT TO SLEEP I TOLD BENNY HOW SPECIAL HE IS AUGUST 28 ,2012 PRINCESS A CALICO I GOT THEY GOT ALONG RIGHT A WAY I WAS SHOCK THEY ARE VERY CLOSE THEY LOVE EACH OTHER SLEEP CLOSE TO EACH OTHER THEY ARE VERY SWEET CATS THAT SHOW A LOT OF LOVE WHEN ILL SICK THEY ARE RIGHT THEIR WITH ME ALWAYS RUBBING UP NEAR MY LEGS BANDIT LOVES HIS BELLY RUB PRINCESS LIKES TO FOLLOW ME IN THE BATHROOM AND LAY ON BATHROOM RUG TO BE PETTED THEY GONE THOUGHT THEIR OWN VERY BAD TIMES BEFORE I BOUGHT THEM HOME SWEETTALKING THEM AND GIVING THEIR SPACE THEY COME ALONG WAYS WILL ALL MY LOVE AND CARING HEART AND TELLING THEM JACKSON HOW MUCH I LOVE THEM AND ON ONE IS EVER GOING TO HURT THEM AGAIN JACKSON I LOVE YOUR SHOW MY CAT FROM HELL I LOVE HOW YOU CAN UNDERSTAND CATS ITS BEAUTIFUL AND WONDERFUL CATS ARE VERY SPECIAL SO ARE YOU

    • Scott Amundsen July 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

      Right now we have two tuxedo boys; Damon is nine years old and his adopted brother Andy is four. We adopted Damon when we were living in Old Bridge NJ; he came with his brother and littermate, a grey tiger, with whom he was pair bonded and the shelter would not permit them to be separated. The tiger we named Jake. Sadly, Jake went to the Rainbow Bridge when he was only five years old; he suffered an embolism (feline equivalent of a stroke) and the vet was visibly upset when he had to break the news that the most compassionate thing we could do for him was put him down because the few treatment possibilities out there were not very promising and he would have been in pain most of the time. Plus the brutal truth was we couldn’t have afforded it. It was awful, but the vet made us feel at least that we made the right decision by telling us that it is what he would have done for his own cat.

      So we went home devastated. But Damon was even more devastated than we were. He had never really lived without another cat right beside him and he took to searching all over the house for Jake and calling for him. That was heartbreaking enough to watch but when he started hiding and refused to eat for more than a week we were becoming frantic so despite everything we had read saying “don’t rush out and get another pet” we couldn’t think of anything else so we went to the shelter and there was this little tuxedo kitten; I noticed him immediately because he was in an open cage with the rest of his litter and all his littermates were solid black. I picked him up and he was purring so loudly he was vibrating and when I petted him he started licking my fingers and that is how we ended up with Andy.

      We brought him home and Damon did a bit of “what’s with the strange cat you just brought into my house?” but he’s by nature a friendly chap so by the end of the first day they were sleeping snuggled together and they’ve been BFFs ever since. As far as we are concerned Andy literally saved Damon’s life.

  29. Janis August 4, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Wonder if his cats are indoor cats only? And how he feels about declawing? I don’t declaw mine unless they were declawed when I rescued them.

    • K August 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

      Watch the show. He explains that cats are toe walkers and how awful it is for them to have their toes removed. Some of the cats featured on the show have behavioral issues because of the pain declawing is causing them. It affects their whole body. He’s tactful about it, but gets the facts out. He also talks about the risks of letting cats roam outdoors. He’s a good cat daddy.

  30. lorie November 8, 2013 at 6:29 am #

    wow those two cats are my age cool

  31. Marietta November 29, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    A wonderful family you have. It’s great that Velouria is 19 years old and beautiful…clearly a happy girl. Your kitty Caroline looks like my cat K.C. I think K.C. has a crush on Chippy…she kept pawing my iPad when he was on the screen.

  32. Brenda November 29, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    Your family is beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

  33. Shaena Speidel November 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    You have such beautiful furrbabies. I have three calicos, two female and a male. I also have a male tabby too. I love my family too.

  34. Gabriele November 29, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    HI Jackson– thank you for sharing — your fur babies and Rudy are gorgeous— we are the proud owners of two rescued cats— ELMO and MISCHA— we love them to bits and they sure love us—- lololol– both have the run of the house ( as they should)
    Thank you for showing us how to look after those precious Creatures
    A big HELLO from DOWNUNDER
    Gabriele

  35. Bree November 29, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Valouria reminds me of my cat Mary Tom. Mary Tom was 21 years old when we put her down this past summer. She was our family cat her whole life.

  36. veronica November 29, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    i love meeting your family i love cats i love all animals. i have six month old kitten i am trying to get him to stop biting my feet,and hands. if we pet him for a few mins he seems to think its not enough. idk what to do. you can’t walk by without him attacking your feet and legs. i am sleeping he bites and scratches you and bites. do you know what i can try. oh yeah he has a thing of licking windows lol i thought it was funny but he does it all the time.plus he meows a lot to even at play.

  37. marsha November 29, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    Your kids are beautiful!!!!

  38. steffanie groleau November 29, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    I LOVE YOU JACKSON , YOU ARE JUST WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!! <3

  39. Bella November 30, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    Hi Jackson, You’ve got a very fluffy family! So wonderful and beautiful cats. If your dog already mutated into a cat? ;) I live in Germany / Bavaria and I have five cats, two of which are “rescue cats ” and the other three are mother and 2 “children”. My oldest cat ” Lilliefee ” is about 17 years old, she is running up to us in 2004 and a frightened beauty , Kasimir ” X-Man ” the Fund hangover is 4 years old, a magnificent 8 kg silver tiger, then our charming Miss Elsi with 2 years , the last year has 7 babies born , of which we have retained two children: the little ” rubber ball Luzi ” and her brother Oscar ” Ozzman ” I had to practice obstetrics because his head was so huge .
    They live here with 3 rabbits, one of which doe on love most with the two siblings is a lot of nonsense. These are our eight chickens who like to be annoyed by Kazimir … the cats have fun because in the chicken house there are many mice , they like to start loving. I often go with the ” tigers ” walk and usually it go well with all what always looks funny when I see people . Ahhh, the crazy cat woman is on the road again … if you want to browse our wild gang , then please have a look on my Facebook page : Photography candy eye – my furry friends , as you can see all of our animals and picture stories of our furry family. Best regards, stay cool, bELLA

  40. Norma Ford November 30, 2013 at 1:02 am #

    That’s a lovely family you’ve got Jackson, and I love the catification ideas :)

  41. Carol November 30, 2013 at 1:20 am #

    Thank you for sharing. As I watched the video, Belle, my newly adopted 3 yr old who was/is resting on my chest was also watching.

  42. Karen November 30, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    Is Velouria a Pixies fan??

  43. Tannersgt November 30, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    Your family is adorable….it is nice to hear you call them family, so many people don’t include their animals in their family number. My family includes 3 boys: Gavin (my human), Blaze (my cat that things he can fly), and Petie (my bird that thinks he can talk) and 3 girls: Tigress Sasha (my bengal who turns off all the lights in the house for us, who has learned to open door and drawers and who owns me….), Daisy (my very shy bird), and squirtle (my super funny turtle)…..love them and treat them like children and they will surround you with love! Thank you for providing us all guidance in understanding my furry family members!

  44. lili November 30, 2013 at 6:16 am #

    my cat, purdy, really liked your video! she was watching it really intently.

  45. peggy oconnor November 30, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    Hello from the 14 rescued and adopted cats we have as well as the 4 dogs. All of our 14 are the Heinz 57 variety with some showing a dominance of one breed or another. They all get along, play well with each other and eat together….one large happy family. Our dogs, a mini pin, pug, Lab, and pointer all eat along as well and often our living room looks like the Indy 500 with many winners……………;)

  46. Sarah Warner November 30, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    Beautiful family. :-)

  47. Brittany November 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    What a beautiful family! Those cats and that pup got a pretty great Daddy :)

  48. Caroline B. November 30, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    I love your cats, Jackson. And thank you for naming one of them after me!

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