Jasper always loves to be on me! If I'm sitting down, he's in my lap. If I'm laying down, he's usually on my chest. Fitz doesn't like to be right on top of me, but he does like to stay close. They love cuddling on the couch.
Jasper is our first born. David actually got him while we were dating in college.
|He had to grow into his ears!|
It's kind of a funny story, because when we first got him we thought he was a girl so we named him Sophie! Even for his first vet visit they didn't tell us any different, so he lived as Sophie for a good few months. Then on another vet visit they broke the news that Sophie was actually a boy, so we had to think of another name. After that some of our friends started calling him Mr. Sophie :)
We rescued Fitz in 2007 after we were married and living in an apartment St. Louis. We were both gone all day long at work and it seemed like Jasper was getting lonely all by himself, so we thought he could use a kitty friend. Unfortunately, they HATED each other at first and we actually had to keep Fitz in the computer room while we were at work so they wouldn't kill each other. Our plan to get Jasper a friend backfired. Then, slowly but surely, they started to tolerate each other a little more each day. It took almost a whole year for them to get along and not attack each other.
Now all is good! After that rocky first year they've been buds ever since. I remember back to when we first got Fitz thinking, "If they could only get along, I'd be the happiest girl in the world!" That seems like such a distant memory now, but kind of crazy to think how stressful it actually was at the time.
I can't imagine life without them!