Jack (after the 19th century murderer Jack the Ripper, because "ripper" describes well his attitude to soft furnishings) was only intended as a temporary name, but it stuck. So, Jack he is! He belongs to Paul Marsden, who (amongst other things), contributes to CampusWorld.
Jack had a very eventful youth, being nursed through cat 'flu only to have a serious accident. He had a lot of internal injuries including a collapsed lung, but his vet. was able to operate and save him.
Since his accident he has been quite spoilt, and is very fussy about his food.
He is a very affectionate cat, and likes doing vulture impersonations on the
top of the sofa, as you can see from the picture.