A Cat Spends All Day Comforting His Father with Alzheimer’s

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Bob is a retired veterinarian who has always been linked to animals because they have always given him great satisfaction and happiness. But Bob’s life changed in 2009, when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, since then his life has been a constant struggle.

cat comfort father Alzheimer Mooshu Bob
Image : Patricia Wright

It’s hard to find anything that makes Bob happy, it seems nothing makes him happy, but luckily everything had become different with his cat Mooshu.

Mooshu is a nice cat, extremely social and tender, who likes to be around people and snuggle up against them.

The cat joined the family in 2013, Bob, who already has the disease, and it didn’t take long for Mooshu to realize how much he needed it.

cat comfort father Alzheimer Mooshu Bob
Image : Patricia Wright

Patricia Wright, Bob’s wife, told Dodo:

“Bob kept asking for a cat on his lap, so I continued to pick up Mooshu and put him on Bob’s lap. Now he’s there all the time and sleeps in his arms at night.

cat comfort father Alzheimer Mooshu Bob
Image : Patricia Wright

The couple have another cat named Norman, but for some reason their sick father has a special bond with Mooshu.

The sweet cat seems to know what is going on with his father, has become his little protector and watches him wherever he goes.

Patricia said:

“I think he knows his father needs him more now than before.” When Bob takes a shower, Mooshu is the one who eats and rubs against him like he’s trying to make sure he’s okay.

cat comfort father Alzheimer Mooshu Bob
Image : Patricia Wright

The cat tries to share as much time with its father, but sometimes it has to go to carry out the current activities of the cats.

Patricia realized how distressed her husband was when Mooshu was not near him, so he had a great idea.

Patricia said:

“Bob was very happy with Mooshu on his lap and kept him so calm that he was not happy unless the cat was there. I had to buy him a robot to keep him company when Moosh was doing cat stuff.

At first, Mooshu rejected the robot cat company, did not equate that he was also in the knees with his father, but in the end he accepted it.

Mooshu can now quietly explore and play, as his father enjoys the company of the robot cat while his best friend decides to return.

Having Alzheimer’s is not easy, some days are more complicated than others, but while Mooshu is next to Bob, there is nothing they cannot overcome together.

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