A kind cat spends the entire day cuddling his Alzheimer’s-stricken father
Bob Wright, Patricia’s husband, is a retired veterinarian, therefore he has always found peace in animals. After receiving an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, his life became challenging, and he regularly struggled to find anything that brought him joy. With the exception of his pet Mooshu, everything that formerly gave him joy no longer did.
Mooshu is a very sociable and caring cat who likes to be around people and cuddle up for a cosy hug. It didn’t take Mooshu long to realise how much his father needed him, even though he was already battling Alzheimer’s when he first joined his family.
Wright told The Dodo, “Bob was begging for a cat in his lap, so I kept picking up Mooshu and putting him in Bob’s lap.” “Now he sleeps in his arms at night and is always there.” Mooshu and his father have a special bond regardless of the fact that the pair also has another cat, Norman. The sensitive cat, who has essentially taken on the role of his father’s personal bodyguard by following him everywhere he goes, appears to understand what his father is going through.
Wright continued, “I kind of think he knows his papa needs him more now than he did before. Moosh is meowing and rubbing up on Bob while he takes a shower, seemingly checking to make sure he’s okay. While Mooshu tries to spend as much time as possible with his father, he often needs to leave the house and follow his own interests. Wright decided to be a little creative after observing how angry her husband would become without Mooshu.
Bob was quite happy to have Moosh on his lap, and it kept him so calm, according to Wright. To keep him engaged while Moosh was doing cat things, “I had to get him a robot cat.” The mechanical cat imposter that suddenly appeared on his father’s lap irritated Mooshu at first, but he eventually accepted it. His father now has a cat to keep him company while Mooshu is playing or exploring till his best friend returns.
There are days when having Alzheimer’s is worse than others, but as long as Mooshu stays by his father’s side, there is nothing the two of them can’t go through. The only thing Bob still finds enjoyable is moosh, according to Wright. He used to be a veterinarian, therefore Moosh always offers the animal connection that he needs.
CREDIT: PATRICIA WRIGHT
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