Mokey


Maine Coon/Breed Unknown
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Home:San Jose, CA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 7 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 12 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Mokey, Moke, Mokey-boy

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

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Quick Bio:
-cat rescue

Birthday:
May 4th 2007

Coloration:
Black

Likes:
To play with the stick with the fur on the end

Pet-Peeves:
Sometimes the puppy irritates him by chewing on him a BIT too much

Favorite Toy:
Stick with fur on the end, or other cat-teaser toy

Favorite Nap Spot:
By the window, or curled up with his best friend Eggnog (in main picture)

Favorite Food:
Any kind of cat food, wet or dry, or treats, especially the dog treats.

Skills:
He will sit up and beg at the command "UP!", will lay down on command, and will sit on command (mostly, still learning that one)

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
Mokey was found with the rest of his litter in a vineyard when he was just a tiny kitten. He and his siblings were left with the feral mom until they were 5 weeks old. Then, I fostered them. I adopted out all the others; he stayed! The Siamese-mix cat in his main picture adopted all the kittens as her own, and he's still her special pal!

Bio:
Mokey is a very sweet boy, and very friendly to all the cats in the house. He's completely adjusted to the new puppy, allowing the puppy to tug on his fur and chew on him. He's now a registered therapy pet, although he's still learning how to sit on beds in the facility, and to not be worried about things like vacuums. He's getting MUCH better, and is amazingly tolerant!

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
I'm ready to play! Where's the toy?

I've Been On Catster Since:
February 26th 2008 More than 6 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
741371


Meet my family
Myriah (in
memory,
1990-2007)
MuppetIceSimalina
Agatha RoseMaryGeorgieReid
Frodo

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The Life and Times of the Mokey-Boy!


I'm a GOOD therapy pet, the people told me!

June 16th 2008 1:55 pm
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The humans take me to visit people in what they call a convalescent home/nursing home 3 times a month. At first I was quite scared of it. I've been getting more and more brave, however. My 'sister' Muppet goes with, usually; I guess she's been doing this for quite a long time.

This past Saturday I was the ONLY animal! No doggies, no Muppet, just me and the human.

My human told me I did VERY well, and gave me lots of treats!!

She said my best moment was in the section reserved for early Alzheimers or other special needs people (whatever that means). My human knows that there's one woman there who has very violent movements, and can't speak. The humans were told by her husband that she just adores animals, so we always stop by and say hi. On some occasions, when she's been quiet, the dogs have been put on the bed with her, but they rarely put us cats up there since we are more fragile. On this day, she was lying watching tv, and her husband was directly next to her in the chair holding her hand with his arm around her, and she was very quiet, just watching. He said to my human, "Can you put the cat up there with her?"

She said, "Well, we'll see - he's still fairly young, and might become frightened," and placed the blanket next to her in the curve of her hip. She then put me down on the blanket and asked me to "lay down". I curled up next to the woman, looking at her, and her husband directed her hand on me. She was a bit rough, but again stayed mostly still, and I wasn't bothered. I just watched her. I could tell she really enjoyed me being there. My human and I stayed like that for several minutes, with her watching me, before my human decided I probably had enough and gently picked me up to take me to the next room.

Then she gave me a nice big treat in the stroller and told me what a GOOD therapy pet I am!!!!

 

Frodo the puppy is fun, mostly!

May 29th 2008 8:56 pm
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I've gotten pretty used to Frodo, the puppy my humans brought him. He thinks I'm one of this puppy siblings. He loves to jump on me, and lay down on me, and nip me and pull me around. I will usually wrestle back. Eventually, he will annoy me, and I jump up and trot away. Sometimes he'll still jump back on top of me again; usually the humans will call him off if they notice me getting too irritated. I have nipped him before, and smacked him. However, we don't really hurt each other. He's sort of fun!

As a result, I'm no longer afraid of dogs in general (when I meet them doing pet therapy) and don't even pay attention to them!

The humans told me I'm VERY good now, I've even started lying down on beds next to the ill older humans in their beds! I do like being petted, even if I'm still sometimes a bit nervous. However, my older pal Muppet isn't nervous, and the dogs with me aren't nervous, so it calms me down a lot.

And then the humans give me chicken jerky treats!!!! (I think they are meant for the dog, but oh well.) I will now sit 'up' to beg on command, lay down on command, and even sit on command! Anything for a treat, right????

 

More "visiting"?

April 25th 2008 1:12 pm
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I know I heard one of the humans say to the other that this is a "visiting" weekend. I'm pretty sure that "visiting" means they wipe me up with clean wipes, put me in the carrier, and take me to a place with a bunch of elderly people. There, they roll me around in a stroller and I get petted.

I'm still not totally certain I like it; I meow a lot. Then again, I LOVE to meow! I meow all the time. Sometimes it seems to annoy the humans, but that's fine with me! I'm just talking back to them....

They are trying to teach me something. They keep sitting my butt down and saying, "Sit." But I like to stand on my hind legs! Especially since I can smell that they are holding treats. I don't yet know exactly what they want. It's not "up", that's standing on my hind legs. It's not "lay down", I tried that but still no treat. How frustrating!!

I hope they try to do that with me again today, at least I did still manage to get a decent amount of treats...

 
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