Max The Cat - Mystery Solved

in #cats2 years ago

A few weeks ago I posted Max The Cat – Behavioural Changes .

The vocals haven’t reduced at all, the toilet issues continue, and I had to simplify his diet to red meat only, it seems to be the only thing I can feed him for any length of time without him throwing it back up again.

He continues to position himself on the computer desk, although now he will jump up in front us and be waiting for love and pats as though it was his spot this whole time. Yesterday I was sitting at the desk working on my laptop and he startled me by jumping up without realising he I had paperwork on the desk, so he slips most ungraciously and I catch him in mid-fall.

When Max is not sitting on the computer desk he can often be found on one of the office chairs.

I did some research in the last few days with the intention of finding a non-toxic, eco-friendly deterrent for the areas of the house (other than the bathroom where his litter tray is) that he is known to pee in. Apparently, cats hate citrus so I put a few drops of lemon essential oil on some paper town and placed it on the floor in that spot…seems to be working so far….

…but what I was most satisfied with was the explanations for his behavioural changes found on the [Cat Behaviour Associates](https://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/caring-for-senior-and-geriatric-cats/ website. A lot of the information I already knew, most of Max’s behaviour can be attributed to age, I still found it very valuable to have existing knowledge reinforced and expanded upon.

So now Max has a ‘spot’ on the computer desk (had to shuffle a few things but he fits!)

We love Max. He’s been around for the last 17 years, and even though I’ve only known him for the last 3 years, he’s allowed me to connect with him quite intimately and I am honoured to be someone he has chosen to share his love with.

P.S. His spot is right by a window and it was getting a bit draughty so I hung up a little fleecy rug for some insulation.

*All photographs were taken using my Samsung Galaxy S9.

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Hi @moz333,

Thanks so much for partaking in #dailypetphotography! Please follow @dpet for upcoming events.
Our discord channel is up and running, come on over and say hi, lots of avil pet owners are awaiting you there.
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Awww, I love him too - and can't believe his age! He’s been around for the last 17 years, and even though I’ve only known him for the last 3 years, he’s allowed me to connect with him - I love the old ones who come around in their mellow years and "allow" a human to love them. :)

Oh that's so lovely of you, thank you! Yes it definitely is one of the finer things in life...I seem to have a bit of luck when it comes to bonding with the elderly animals, I rescued a 13 year old German Shepherd a couple years ago and the 1 year I had with her was such an amazing experience for us both. F**k I miss her...

Awwww. You gave that old German Shepherd the best year of her life, I'm sure--so sad that it was her LAST year and only year with you!
I do love the old ones. In one of the Henri le Chat Noir videos, he pays homage to the Old One, but most of the time he makes snide remarks about "The White Idiot," a young white cat.
If you haven't seen Henri, you must!! The story of how "the thieving filmmaker" went viral, quit his day job, made Henri his career, is just phenomenal. Part 2 remains my favorite:

Ooooh, I found him!
Ah, the old one.

That's in Henri 5, "The Worst Noël, and hell no I'm not gonna tell how many cat videos I have watched.... after volunteering at Iowa Cold Cases and reading murder after unsolved murder, injustice and indignity ad infinitum, it's Cat Videos as the drug of choice. (No hangover! All perfectly legal!)

So now you know: I'm not kidding when I tell you any little thing Max does is worthy of a Steemit post!

I found your post from @dpet adding you to the contest 🌸 congratulations. Max is beautiful

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Wonderful, thank you :)

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