Olaf Is One Happy Manx Cat Despite Water on the Brain


Meet Olaf, a diminutive white cat who happens to suffer from water on the brain. He’s also part of the Manx feline family and so possesses only the dinkiest stub of a tail. Still, from his lowly orphan roots, Olaf is now living out his life with his foster mom in Kerrville, Texas, with a look of happiness beaming across his face.

Having originally found his way to the Freeman-Fritts Animal Shelter as part of a batch of four Manx kittens, Olaf spent his early years raised on a bottle before graduating to a steady diet of baby food. He was also diagnosed as a hydrocephalic kitten and special care and attention was duly lavished upon him.

Despite the short life expectancy of the average Manx cat, Olaf now seems to be super content and very comfortable in his new foster digs.

According to regular updates on his official Facebook page — which he conveys in a brogue that comes off as a mix of Brooklynese and Bugs Bunny — he’s adept at scaling his cat tower and also has a penchant for dolling himself up in hats and bow ties. He even put on a turkey outfit to get into the spirit of the season this past Thanksgiving.

It also seems that Olaf is not just tolerant of other animals but welcomes their company. His Facebook regularly profiles short-term foster stays, and Olaf always makes sure to send them off with a touching tribute post.

Hop on over to Olaf’s Facebook outpost to keep up to date with the adventures of this super special little kitten.

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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.

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