Age: 16 Years Sex: Male Weight: 12 lbs.
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Cookie Bear, Mr. Cookie, Fluffy Butt
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Well-trained humans. I ADORE humans, as long as they know the rules: you must have a blanket in your lap, you must pet me exactly as I like it, and you must NEVER talk while petting me. You should be honored that I have chosen to sit in your lap!
Other cats (they're all plotting to kill me, I know it), Mom & Dad not obeying "the rules", getting my claws trimmed
Cat dancer, with feathers!
Favorite Nap Spot:
A human's chest, preferably covered by a blanket (I prefer upholstered humans)
Any cat food that I'm not supposed to eat. (food meant for kittens, food meant for cats with special conditions, etc)
I am remarkably expressive. If I'm displeased, I'll huff, lick my lips, and expect you to be ashamed. If I'm pleased, though, I'll make sure you know that too! Purr, purr, purr... If you're REALLY good, I might even give your face a bath.
Cookie was adopted from an animal shelter when he was 6-7 years old. My husband and I went in looking for a cat to add to our household, and even though we looked at all the kitties at the shelter, we kept coming back to this beautiful tabby & white cat because he was the only one sprawled out on his back like he didn't have a care in the world--he was so cute. He was so skinny when we brought him home: just 7 pounds! (Now that he's filled out all properly, he's more like 10 pounds.) The shelter received him as a stray, but he definitely had to have been someone's pet at some point: His Royal Highness is obviously used to being indoors. The shelter thought that he had a delicate tummy because he wouldn't eat...as soon as we got him home, though, he made a beeline for our other cat's food dish. Turns out he doesn't have a delicate tummy at all; he just didn't like the food at the shelter!
Cookie is a big liar. That's right, a liar. He's beautiful and soft and adores people, so vets and visitors think he's a complete sweetheart. As soon as you put him with another cat, though...oh boy: he HATES other cats. Cats that he met as kittens are just fine, but adults... Wow, we followed all the rules for properly introducing a cat to a new household, and it didn't help; we even called in a specialist. I don't know if he was abused as a kitten or what, but it seems to just be the way he is. By the time we realized his behavior problem, we were already too attached, though (okay, truth be told, I think we were too attached within a day of bringing him home :D ). Of course, we couldn't let him hurt our other cat, and so began the now years-long ritual of cat switching: Cookie has his room, and the two cats he met as adults have their room. Half of the time, Cookie gets run of the house while the others are locked up, and for the other half of the day it's reversed (we switch them every few hours, so no one's stuck in their room for too long). It's a hassle, but everyone's happy, and our babies are worth it :)
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Adore me and we'll get along just fine.
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|October 20th 2008
||More than 8 years!
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