||Eleven years old|
||European, Oriental shorthair|
||Groningen, the Netherlands|
is Mauro, the sweetest, most affectionate and noisiest cat in the
world. I'm told he is a European and Oriental shorthair mix. I rescued him
from the animal shelter nine years ago and he has never stopped showing his
eternal gratitude. He loves a good conversation; no matter what the
subject, he always has something sensible to say about it. He will start to
pur enthusiastically soon as I begin to talk, even when I am not really
talking to him, but on the telephone - as long as I throw a glance his way
every now and then, he thinks I am talking to him and he is happy. In fact
Mauro is nearly always happy.
He has several health problems, among them diabetes, which means I have to
give him an insulin injection twice a day, but even those injections he
undergoes cheerfully: I talk to him a bit, pet him a bit, give him a quick
jab, keep talking and petting and he never even stops purring. I hope he
lives to be at least twenty, even though having a diabetic cat means that I
always have to be at home at fixed hours to give him his shot. Mauro is
simply the best and well worth it.
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