Hissy Fit Jones.
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:
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.
And a couple of days ago, this happened:
Do you think he might one day outgrow his name?
50 thoughts on “The Enigma That is Hissy Fit Jones”
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What we can learn from pets.
That is just the sweetest photo. For sure he is going to outgrow his name. All he needed was love, and you obliged. Wonderful ❤
Well, 5 years worth of love! He’s been with us that long now.
well that’s an amazing amount of perseverance… but it paid off. 🙂 finally
Actually, he’s bonded to Malachi, and we think that’s had something to do with it.
that makes sense too. so interesting to see the connections animals make with one another, and with humans. we learn so much from them.
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.
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.
I like your name… it sounds like the name of a pirate :o) I will vote for you, of course :o)
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Such a lovely story how showing someone love can make all the difference ❤ so glad he started to show you that he loves you all. 😀
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That is too sweet! Though I hope he never truly outgrows his name – I absolutely love it!!!
Hissy finally recognized his fit. Just took time to grow into things. Paw Waves!
Wow, what an amazing change. I guess Mr. Hissy saw the benefits of cuddling instead of hissyfitting. 🙂
Hissy is adorable! I think that he now thinks Jen is his mama….The last picture is touching! 🙂
Beautiful…it jus took a little longer for him to trust:)
Looks like that day has come. Looks like Sweet Jones to us. Continuing to vote daily. Got all our paws crossed for you, Rumpy. ❤
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.
A real ‘ahhh’ moment. So good to see x.
Aw, I love his nose wrinkles when he hisses 🙂
How wonderful that you let him just “be” and come around in his own time, no matter how long it takes!
AWWWW!!! That is so cute!!!! Way to go Jones!
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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!
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Aww, so cute! Looks like some bonding is going on 🙂
Yeah, he started out by sitting on the bed and watching Jen sleep, and has slowly progressed from there.
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.
Well maybe since everybody else is friendly to Jen, Hissy decided he would be too.
We think he already has. 🙂
A great story. That’s what love can do! I adore that last photo! So moving! 🙂
Awwww…… I’ll tell Hissy, if he don’t hiss at me first!
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!
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He’s a big ‘ole baby…. with a mean scowl! *shudders*
Oh wow!! Result! 🙂
He’s gotta keep his name no matter what. It’s too good.
Hissy Fit Jones … absolutely LOVE the name! Great cat, glad he has you all for his home
Hissy’s new name might have to be Cuddles. It’s just a matter of time, little buddy.
Hissy is adorable but I wouldn’t want to get on her bad side! BOL!!
They say that animals will live up to their names. You should have named him Sweetie Pie to have something to aspire to.
He chose his name, not you and not me.
What some love will do for us kitties!
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!
That is just beautiful, good on you Jen, you have won little hissy Jones heart for good.😊
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!
And in the process she won you over as a cat person! Go Heather!
Kissy Fit Jones?
Miracles happen! And sometimes they are well-deserved! 🙂
It’s lovely that he’s learning to relax!
Have a great weekend!
Awe… so sweet!
Good things take time Rumpy