Friday, July 12, 2013

Meet a Kook

Today's post will be about a cat that is very special to Bee. You all know that I have two cats that we call our babies, Junior and Jongy. I bet you didn't know that Bee had a cat at his house that has been with him since he was a kid. You could say that Kook raised him. Without further ado, meet a Kook.

The first thing you should know about Kook is that he is very, very old. He's like 21 years old now in human years. I call him Old Man Kook sometimes. His whiskers also add to his elderly look. They are long, white, and hang down like the long whiskers of an old Chinese man. The second thing you should know about him is that he is crazy loud. He doesn't meow. He mahs, where the 'a' is pronounced the same way you say it in hat. It sounds more like yelling than any kind of meowing. Sometimes I think even other cats can't understand what he's saying.

This is his kitty chair. Bee actually found this one day while we were shopping for chairs and bought a mini one for Kook. Doesn't he look so regal? He does think that he is a god. Unfortunately, we don't really help clear his illusions because we respond to his screaming. Kook also believes he is human. I kid you not that it seems like he understands us when we talk to him. Then again, now he is so old that he can't hear us 75% of the time. Poor Kook! We might also have to get him diapers soon.

We don't know how much longer we have with Kook. I honestly believe that Kook is Bee's soul mate. They were meant to be together and I'm sure Kook will wait for him when he passes on. Don't be sad though. I try not to be. I'm just glad that Kook found a great family that loves him and cares for him. That's the best thing any cat can have in it's lifetime. To Kook, my boyfriend's loud elderly cat.

Have any advice on how to care for an elderly cat like him? I would love any tips that could make Kook's like more comfortable.


  1. I had a very elderly cat too. All I can recommend is lots of treats and cuddles! <3

    1. Thanks for the advice! He definitely loves the cuddles. If it's alright, may I know how old your cat lived to be?

    2. She was 17 but an old and crotchety 17! lol! I can't believe Kook is 21. That's amazing!

    3. Lol! I can just imagine. At least she lived a happy life and was loved. That's all that really matters. I almost can't believe it too. He is the oldest cat I've ever met and I've had a lot of cats in my lifetime.

    4. One thing we changed when she got older was to put step stools/boxes next to the beds and the couch so she could use them to get up without having to jump.

    5. We thought about that but he actually doesn't like high places. Instead, he sleeps in the chairs. So, we luckily don't have to do that.


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