Shelter Cat Jumped on Boy's Lap for Love, 11 Years Later, They are Still Together!

×

Like Love Meow on Facebook

11 years ago, a shelter cat reached out to a boy and jumped onto his lap for love. A decade later, they are still together!

This is Ziggy and his soul mate, Jack!

Photo: Kristine Simmonds

When Ziggy saw Jack it was love at first sight! Jack was 9 years old then.

"The kitten pen was too busy so Jack went into a crowded adult cat pen and sat down in a chair. Out of nowhere a little orange rocket came tearing out from under a bed and jumped onto Jack's lap. He sat there purring, smooching and dribbling like a tap for ten minutes before I finally said to Jack we should look at kittens."

Ziggy was around 4 years old when he was found as a stray.

"As we left I saw Ziggy scurry back under his little bed. Someone was trying to coax him out but he wouldn't come. We spent some time playing with kittens before Jack finally said he couldn't have any cat but Ziggy," Kristine said.

Photo: Kristine Simmonds

"(Jack) begged and begged. We went back to Ziggy's pen and he was nowhere to be seen. Jack walked in and all of a sudden Ziggy was right by his side, trying to climb his leg! I gave in and we took Ziggy home, and I'm so glad I did. He is the sweetest, most well behaved and most affectionate cat we have ever had.

"He has little short legs, a wobbly tummy, fat little teddy bear paws, a terrible loud meow, and he dribbles like rain! He's perfect and wonderful and he loves us all, but Jack is his soul mate - he loves Jack so much it's hilarious to watch!"

Photo: Kristine Simmonds

As you can see from the photos, he still climbs Jack's legs. :)

Photo: Kristine Simmonds

"He was good as gold from the moment he arrived. We named him Ziggy because he was malnourished and had 'bowie' legs. Jack wanted to name him Snorkle because he snores when he's asleep and snorks when he's awake!

"He's so treasured and loved, and we are very lucky to have him," Kristine said.

Photo: Kristine Simmonds

Ziggy turned 16 this year! Happy and loved!

Photo: Kristine Simmonds

What a special bond! Share this beautiful story! More info on Instagram | Paws of Promise.

Related story: Woman Saves 21 Year Old Cat, is on a Mission to Help Him Live Out His Best Life His Best Life


Show Comments ()

Top Stories

Community