I can’t believe my baby is TEN years old today. In honor of Jackson, I offer 10 photos of one of my favorite subjects (and at least some of them were taken this year, so that I stick with the challenge).
Playing dead in the yard because he doesn’t want to come back inside
A double decker of cute:
Not quite ready to explore the great outdoors:
Getting to know a baby Stella Mozzarella:
When I moved from one place to another, I wanted to put Stella and Jackson someplace safe from the movers where he wouldn’t be scared. I set them up in the walk in closet – with food, toys, a litter box, their favorite beds and brought them both in with their carry-on bags and unzipped them. When the movers left, I opened the door and found that Jackson had jumped into Stella’s bag and squished himself in on top of her. She was giving me a look like ‘can you believe this nonsense?’. My boy is a scardey-cat (and, yes, I now know how to fix the problem with the eyes, but with 10 photos to post today, I don’t have time to edit them all).
He used to love to climb in the tub and drink water from the faucet:
Jackson and Phantom (Stella’s predecessor) used to have some hilarious smackdowns, but they were very good buddies. His whole personality changed after she died. He became a lot more afraid, but also a lot more gentle and affectionate.
See – they really did get along:
Perfecting his “money shot” on the couch:
On his 5th day home: