"Jack" the cat
A Rushin' Rewind by Jeffrey Rushin
(Blogger's Note: The following was originally published in the "My Hometown" column in the Chillicothe Independent weekly newspaper in October 2005.)
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CHILLICOTHE (IL ) -- "Jack" the cat, 5, of north Chillicothe, died Oct. 9, 2005, after getting out of his residence and then hit hit by a automobile.
The only male in a litter of six orphan kittens, Jack was originally named "Stinky," when he was born in a garage in Chatham, Ill. on August 1, 2000.
Jack enjoyed his window perch, a slight addiction to cat nip, milk from his owner's cereal bowl, chasing toy mice and visits from grandma (so he could torment her).
He had a vast knowledge of meowing, warm places to sleep, tuna fish and sharing pillows with sleeping humans. He was talented in purring, kneading and giving unsolicited tongue baths.
The long-haired, tiger-striped tabby cat was adopted when he was six weeks old by his human, Jeff Rushin of Chillicothe, Ill.
Survivors include: his adopted father, Jeff Rushin, his feline sister, Diane, 5, still at home; his grandparents, Paul and Dolores Rushin of Chillicothe; and various uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
A special thanks goes out from Jack's family to Floyd Doran, the City of Chillicothe's animal control officer for his assistance. And also to the individual who cared enough to call the police when the accident happened.