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RW SGCA Pinecoon's Yukon Jack
Best International Alter 2002-2003 & TICA Northwest Region's 7th Best Alter
Jack is a goofball.
There is no other way to accurately describe this fellow. He is a brown tabby and white male
goofball, born 8/25/01 into a litter of otherwise normal kittens. He gets it
from both sides -- primarily from his dad Wills, who is so goofy he sometimes
falls off cat trees on purpose; but also from his mom Susannah, who is always
making us laugh with her delightful quirky personality.
Jack belongs to Susan and Blair
Milburn and lives in Vancouver, Washington with his two half-brothers, Shasta
and Domingo. He enjoys being shown in the alter class, and did fabulously well
in his first adult show, with 8 finals, including a Best Alter award. (He even
got the Spectators' Choice award!)
At home, Jack is goodnatured,
happy-go-lucky, and enthusiastic about everything he does. For example, he just
has to get down the stairs before anybody else. If it looks as if
someone else is heading downstairs, he runs as fast as he can for the stairs.
His head makes the corner to the staircase, but his paws can’t get traction on
the hardwood floor and his body scrambles sideways trying to make the corne,
like a race car that's hit a speed too great to make the upcoming curve. Once
Jack corrects for the corner, he makes great strides on the stairs, bounding
effortlessly over any other cat that happens to get in the way. At the bottom
of the stairs, he throws himself down on the floor; as we finally catch up with
him, he looks up with the question “So what took you so long?” dancing in his
The photo above isn't sideways;
In this photo, a 12-week-old Jack is engaging in one of his favorite activities: lying on his
side and rapidly pulling himself round and round the upright sisal part of
the tree with his front paws. He still does this, at over 8 months of age. (Goofball...)
As enthusiastic as Jack is about
every aspect of playing, he is also a real cuddlebug. Like his mom Susannah, he
loves to burrow under bedcovers. He particularly likes it if you make a "tent"
for him under the sheets; he happily explores the tent, and then comes out to be
petted, purring and strutting. He'll go in and out repeatedly for as long as
you let him, purring like crazy the whole time.
His favorite spot to sleep is on
Susan's head. After walking and kneading all over her pillow (and pulling her
hair in the process) he settles down to sleep, taking up most of the pillow and
laying a good portion of his body right on her head.
For the 2002-2003 show year,
Jack was TICA's 24th Best International Alter and the TICA Northwest Region's
7th Best Alter.
Here are some
photos of Jack as a kitten:
Here is Jack at 12 weeks. (This is typical Jack: everything is a game. He hasn't
changed, except to get bigger...)