Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy is Influencing Our Cats' BehaviorPublished May 24, 2012
Courtesy of Jo Singer
It was fascinating to learn more about Jackson’s life and the experiences which led him to fall in love with cats. His profound insight and self-disclosure made it possible for me to connect with my own profound feelings of loss surrounding the deaths of some of my dearly beloved kitties; emotions which I had buried for what seemed like an eternity.
Since I treasure Jackson’s book, and hold him in such high esteem, the moment I discovered an audio version was available, I jumped onto Amazon.com and purchased the set of CDs read by the author.
Once the CDs arrived, my husband Marty and I settled down on the couch with great anticipation, eager to listen to them. Joining us were our two Oriental Shorthair cats, Dr. Hush Puppy and Sir Hubble Pinkerton, quickly jumping into our laps, making themselves comfortable.
Since Marty and I are displaced native New Yorkers, the familiar Manhattan twang of Jackson Galaxy was delightful. So much so that even our cats were “tuned in” to the rich cadence of his voice. They purred their little hearts out as they listened.
While the audio book is galvanizing I am afraid we might have created a monster by inviting our cats to join us as we listened to “Cat Daddy”. You may be wondering what is making me suspicious, but after I share some of the observable changes in our cats’ behavior after they heard “Cat Daddy” you might just understand my dilemma.
Our cats are now blinking at us, almost continuously, using Jackson’s slow “I love you” technique. For some unknown reason we think both of them are trying to tell us something about which we are hopelessly clueless. Although we experience moments of stress, on the whole we are generally peaceful and calm.
And on more than one occasion, I have found Sir Hubble Pinkerton curling up on Jackson’s hard cover book as if it was a soft pillow; his heavy eyelids slowly closing as he drifts off to cat-nap land.
But what is really making matters far worse is once again, both of our cats have started giving me orders where they wish to be fed by planting themselves in various locations.
Purrhaps it’s really time to schedule a private session with Jackson to help us deal with these particular issues. What do you suggest? Share in a comment.