It has been said many times that cats are more aloof than dogs, being far more independent, enjoying time to themselves. But people who really know cats, know there is far more to them than that.
Cats can be very affectionate, enjoying more than just the odd cuddle. Just as affectionate as dogs, if in a more subtle way. Many cats love spending as much time with their humans as possible. Believe it or not, some people find them too cuddly!
Jacque is a cat that fits that mold, in fact, Jacque is on the extreme end of the cuddly spectrum. Given the way he was treated in the past he has every right not to be, but nothing it seems will take the cuddles out of Jacque.
When he was only 7 months old, his owner moved house and decided not to take the cat with him. His owner’s house was foreclosed, his owner left not wanting a cuddly cat, poor old Jacque was found by the realtor, who took him to a shelter.
Jacque initially did not land on his paws, the shelter was an overcrowded kill shelter, and he ended up on the waiting list for euthanasia. That’s when he met Nancy Hutchinson, president of Michigan Cat Rescue.
“I saw him in his cage and felt so bad for him,” she said. “I opened up his cage and […] sat on the floor with him for a while, and he sat on my lap. I thought, ‘Wow. What a nice cat.’”
So Jacque moved in with Nancy, and right away she advertised him as a cuddly kitty, a lover of laps and a lover of cuddles. Jacque needed a human who loved cuddles just as much as he did and Nancy thought she had found the right person. But sadly it was not to last and Jacque ended right back where he began, in the shelter, wait for it, for being too cuddly.