Life was pretty lonely for Jasper after his companion Babybaby passed on. Babybaby, a Manx, and Jasper, a talkative long-haired white cat with one blue and one green eye ("odd-eyed cat") who was rescued from China, never established a strong bond in the six years they lived together. Still each took comfort in having another cat in the house. After the family found it necessary to say goodbye to Babybaby, whose kidney problems and other age related kitty illnesses finally took their toll, Jasper was at a loss. Even attention from Keiko, the amiable Golden Retriever, was no consolation for the bereft kitty.
Jasper's parents Fran and Gavin decided to put up a webcam to monitor his actions while they were at work to see what they could do to get him back to his outgoing self. They found him waiting at the door throughout the day.