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The Enigma That is Hissy Fit Jones

Hissy Fit Jones.

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Hissy Fit Jones- former feral

Born to a feral mom, he became quite ill while young, so his mama brought him to us and left him there.

Jen doctored him up and got him better, and had him neutered. But he decided he liked us, and hung around.

For the longest time, the most of what Jen saw of Hissy Fit Jones was this:

HFJ

Hissy loved to give it to Jen anytime she came near.

But lately we’ve noticed he’s become far more loving. He’s taken to lying on the pillow above Jen’s head….. of course, he fights with Bubba Cat for that honor.

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the coveted Pillow of the Human

 

And a couple of days ago, this happened:

This is lil' Hissy Jones laying on top of Jen!

This is lil’ Hissy Jones laying on top of Jen!

Do you think he might one day outgrow his name?

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Discussion

50 thoughts on “The Enigma That is Hissy Fit Jones

  1. Reblogged this on Writing Out Loud and commented:
    What we can learn from pets.

    Posted by fictionfitz | July 16, 2014, 6:17 AM
  2. That is just the sweetest photo. For sure he is going to outgrow his name. All he needed was love, and you obliged. Wonderful <3

    Posted by DailyMusings | July 16, 2014, 6:35 AM
  3. I think you should be looking for new names for him, because I think he is ready to admit that he loves all of you guys.

    Posted by sarcasticallywitty | July 16, 2014, 7:51 AM
  4. Sure he will! My lil Moses (a girl!) was not hissy, but she was 12 before she actually sat on my lap for the first time, though she was never far.

    Posted by Bernadette | July 16, 2014, 8:11 AM
  5. I like your name… it sounds like the name of a pirate :o) I will vote for you, of course :o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | July 16, 2014, 8:23 AM
  6. Reblogged this on Katzenworld and commented:
    Such a lovely story how showing someone love can make all the difference <3 so glad he started to show you that he loves you all. :D

    Posted by Marc-André | July 16, 2014, 8:23 AM
  7. Reblogged this on katzenworld.wordpress.com :)

    Posted by Marc-André | July 16, 2014, 8:24 AM
  8. That is too sweet! Though I hope he never truly outgrows his name – I absolutely love it!!!

    Posted by Julia M | July 16, 2014, 8:47 AM
  9. Hissy finally recognized his fit. Just took time to grow into things. Paw Waves!

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | July 16, 2014, 8:57 AM
  10. Wow, what an amazing change. I guess Mr. Hissy saw the benefits of cuddling instead of hissyfitting. :)

    Posted by somethingwagging | July 16, 2014, 9:57 AM
  11. Hissy is adorable! I think that he now thinks Jen is his mama….The last picture is touching! :)

    Posted by eripanwkevin | July 16, 2014, 10:00 AM
  12. Beautiful…it jus took a little longer for him to trust:)

    Posted by janetweightreed10 | July 16, 2014, 10:19 AM
  13. Looks like that day has come. Looks like Sweet Jones to us. Continuing to vote daily. Got all our paws crossed for you, Rumpy. <3

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | July 16, 2014, 10:32 AM
  14. My family and I have taken in so many ferals, unapproachable at first, who later became really sweet lap cats. It always did takes years so he’s right on schedule according to our experience! I love the name Hissyfit Jones, even if he does mainly outgrow it. The sweetest cats will always pitch a hissy now and then, lol.

    Posted by Catwoods | July 16, 2014, 11:08 AM
  15. A real ‘ahhh’ moment. So good to see x.

    Posted by shacklefordlb | July 16, 2014, 11:34 AM
  16. Aw, I love his nose wrinkles when he hisses :-)

    Posted by Wendy Kate | July 16, 2014, 11:39 AM
  17. How wonderful that you let him just “be” and come around in his own time, no matter how long it takes!

    Posted by durhampa | July 16, 2014, 12:11 PM
  18. AWWWW!!! That is so cute!!!! Way to go Jones!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    Posted by Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady | July 16, 2014, 1:41 PM
  19. That’s so cute. Mummy thinks it sounds like he is finally mellowing and bonding with you all ^_^

    Well done Jen for being amazing and saving him!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | July 16, 2014, 1:48 PM
  20. Aww, so cute! Looks like some bonding is going on :)

    Posted by It's Dog or Nothing | July 16, 2014, 1:58 PM
  21. If you get them young semi-feral cats can mellow out some. I had one named Livia that I took in the house when her mama ran away from home. She was wild and hostile until she bonded with another kitten that I took in that was friendlier. She never got totally friendly with people, but she tolerated us because her kitten friend vouched for us.

    Posted by Nissa Annakindt | July 16, 2014, 2:50 PM
  22. We think he already has. :)

    Posted by The Island Cats | July 16, 2014, 3:10 PM
  23. A great story. That’s what love can do! I adore that last photo! So moving! :)

    Posted by Penny L Howe | July 16, 2014, 3:25 PM
  24. Well one can hope :) We all grow and change, and hopefully mellow with time. Thanks for telling his story! He is really a good looking mancat!
    Marty and Mom

    Posted by Marty the Manx | July 16, 2014, 3:34 PM
  25. Oh wow!! Result! :)

    Posted by Austin Towers | July 16, 2014, 4:14 PM
  26. He’s gotta keep his name no matter what. It’s too good.

    Posted by Hattie Wilcox | July 16, 2014, 4:39 PM
  27. Hissy Fit Jones … absolutely LOVE the name! Great cat, glad he has you all for his home

    Posted by Sara Newbury | July 16, 2014, 4:39 PM
  28. Hissy’s new name might have to be Cuddles. It’s just a matter of time, little buddy.

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | July 16, 2014, 6:23 PM
  29. Hissy is adorable but I wouldn’t want to get on her bad side! BOL!!

    Posted by Miley | July 16, 2014, 7:37 PM
  30. They say that animals will live up to their names. You should have named him Sweetie Pie to have something to aspire to.

    Posted by corkscot | July 16, 2014, 7:47 PM
  31. What some love will do for us kitties!
    (((Shoko)))

    Posted by The Canadian Cats | July 16, 2014, 8:30 PM
  32. It’s very special when a feral cat finally grows fubsy enough to trust. Treasure that moment but it sounds like you’ll have more!

    Posted by Animalcouriers | July 17, 2014, 3:21 AM
  33. That is just beautiful, good on you Jen, you have won little hissy Jones heart for good.😊

    Posted by dianaroggenbuckebrown | July 17, 2014, 5:48 AM
  34. Lovely story. It reminds me of a cat we had when I was little. With three rambunctious little kids hassling her, Heather didn’t like people and would hiss and scratch most people, only venturing near the family for dinner and cuddle up near the fire. My mum wasn’t that into cats so didn’t care that Heather wasn’t friendly, but thought she was beautiful and liked that she kept the mice at bay. When I was older I thought it would be nice to have a snugly cat, so bit by bit I spent time with Heather and after a few years she learned to trust me (and to love head scratches) and would sit with me on the couch! It was so lovely to see her progression!

    Posted by MiryMosey | July 17, 2014, 7:01 AM
  35. Kissy Fit Jones?

    Purrs,
    The Chans

    Posted by The Poupounette Gang | July 17, 2014, 10:04 AM
  36. Miracles happen! And sometimes they are well-deserved! :-)

    Posted by kolytyi | July 17, 2014, 11:54 AM
  37. It’s lovely that he’s learning to relax!
    Have a great weekend!

    Posted by Clowie | July 18, 2014, 2:45 AM
  38. Awe… so sweet!

    Posted by Nature by Dawn | July 19, 2014, 12:43 PM
  39. Good things take time Rumpy

    Posted by Jo Bryant | July 19, 2014, 7:37 PM

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