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!
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.
"(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!"
As you can see from the photos, he still climbs Jack's legs. :)
"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.
Ziggy turned 16 this year! Happy and loved!