||Seven years old|
is owned by my brother and is an ex-foster cat of mine. Max and his
five siblings were born outside under my shed back around 2003. My brother
adopted Max after much coaxing from myself and his then girlfriend. My
brother and I have an agreement that if anything would happen to him, I
would gladly care for Max.
Max is quite the handsome kitty as you can see from his photos. He has a
kink in his tail that the vet describes as an abnormality to the vertebrae
and which causes no pain or discomfort. Max is a very verbal cat and also
a very friendly cat. He often goes to the door and greets guests that come
to visit my brother's home. Max has perfected the skill of opening
cupboard doors and also bi-fold doors. Every morning Max assists my
brother in getting his breakfast by opening the cupboard where the cat
food is stored.
Max loves to go in the car with my brother for a weekend get-away to our
parent's home. He has turned our once cat-hater parents into pure cat
lovers. Max knows how to get our 89-year old mom to give him extra food in
his bowl when my brother isn't looking. Our mom even allows Max to put his
paws up onto the counter with barely a negative look.
One of the funniest morning rituals I have ever heard is my brother
swatting Max with his socks every morning before he puts them on. My
brother would pat Max on the head with his socks while he was getting
dressed. Soon, Max was coming to sit by my brother when he got his socks
out in the morning to be patted on the head. I guess cats really do love routines.
Max loves to go outside and roll on the sidewalk and eat grass. My brother
keeps a close eye on Max to make sure he doesn't wander off. One day when
my brother returned from grocery shopping Max went onto the deck to sniff
and roll. It was just getting dusk outside and my brother picked up Max to
take him inside. He thought to himself that Max seemed to have lost
weight. Upon bringing the cat inside he realized it wasn't Max and Max was
looking in from the other side of the glass door curiously at him.
I could go on and on about funny stories regarding Max. Maybe I should
write a book. Max brings joy and humor to my brother, parents, myself and
just about anyone he meets. He is Cat of the Day to us every day.
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