THE J/C OWNER'S MANUAL
(Photos by B'Elanna, Gates Hepburn & Heartwings)
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If you are reading this, you are probably the proud new owner of a pair of Janeway/Chakotay action figure pets and are seeking information on how to properly care for them. Kathryn and Chakotay make wonderful additions to your home, but they can be quite difficult to properly train and manage. Fortunately, this book will tell you everything you need to know, so be prepared to read on and begin enjoying the companionship, clever antics and hours of fun that J/C will provide.
Your J/C action figure pets probably came with a wide range of cute little accessories: PADDs, tricorders, computers and various phaser weapons. If you're really lucky, Kathryn brought along "Betsy", her trusty compression phaser rifle. You may be tempted to try to take their weapons away from them, but there is no need. Yes, they will shoot you with them in order to escape, but their tiny weapons pose little threat to you. They can only deliver a mild jolt, similar to licking the top of a 9 volt battery and, face it, if you're reading this, you're probably the sort of person who has licked a battery... and more than once, so you know what I'm talkng about. J/C will enjoy their "toys", so just let them keep all of them.
Your J/C figures should be brought home in a sturdy carrier such as this one, as they do not enjoy captivity and will try to escape. Don't worry, if you are kind to them and take good care of them, they will eventually learn to enjoy living with you and become good pets.
Welcome home Kathryn and Chakotay!
If you think you can save some money and bring J/C home in the free cardboard carrier the pet store provides, think again! They will undoubtedly escape in the car and good luck finding them or explaining to your insurance company how all the wiring in your car got ripped out by a pair of escaped action figures.
Don't let this happen to you!
When you first get J/C home, give them some time to adjust. Introduce yourself to them and try to make friends, however expect them to be quite reclusive and apprehensive initially. They are accustomed to being treated with respect, so it's best to address them only as Captain Janeway and Commander Chakotay until they allow you to do otherwise. Many new owners find that witholding food is a good technique to get J/C to come out of hiding. Give them a day or two and, once they get hungry enough, they will probably come and take tidbits right from you hand! This works especially well with Janeway as she'll be craving coffee in no time and will soon gladly accept coffee bean treats right from your hand!
"Hello, Captain Janeway, come here, goooood girl!"