For those who have never owned a cat, it may appear like all cats are the same and have a similar personality. Everyone who has ever lived with a cat, on the other hand, is aware of how individual and distinct each cat’s personality is. Take, for example, Steve, an 18-year-old cat who just went famous on Imgur. One of the most remarkable and unique characteristics of this little guy is that he adores wearing sweaters. Yes, you don’t hear it wrong.
We believe Steve is one of the most interesting stories about cat’s different personality. Check it out below and let us know what you think at Gidypet.
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Steve is a New Jersey-based 18-year-old cat who has gone viral on Imgur
Steve’s human-mom was approached in order to learn more about him. “Since he was about 8 weeks old, I’ve had Steve. “I was 12 years old at the time, and my family and I were living in Phoenix, Arizona,” the owner told us. “My parents took my little sister to choose out a kitten from a family friend’s cat because he was meant to be hers. The last phase didn’t go as planned—he was kept in a different room for the first few days so he and our older cat could become acquainted. He sobbed all the time, and I would sneak in to console him since I was in such a foul mood.”
It’s as though the two were born to be together. “To cut a long tale short, he became attached to me, much to my sister’s chagrin (though we later got a dog and she was thrilled since she likes dogs much more than cats.) She sent me an old ‘contract’ scribbled with markers for my birthday a few years later, stating that he was ‘officially’ mine. Since then, Steve and I have spent 18 lovely years together,” Steve’s mother told us.
One of the most unusual characteristics of this little guy is that he adores wearing sweaters
We were quite interested in learning more about Steve’s personality. “He’s got personality in spades,” the proprietor said. He’s a very affectionate person. He likes to climb up into my arms and chest when I’m laying down so I can hold him when we nap or read. He’s always trying to groom me, especially around my brow and the sides/back of my neck.”
Steve, it turns out, suffers from separation anxiety. “He’s been on Prozac before to help manage it while I’ve been away on internships since he stops eating otherwise,” the owner said that. “At the same time, he’s a demanding prima donna who won’t hesitate to scream at me if he’s annoyed.”
When his owner discovered this while relocating to another location, she decided to wrap Steve in a sweater to keep him warm for the flight
“In general, he’s a chatty guy who likes to talk back to me when he wants something if I say something to him. He’s also the weirdest—sloppy he’s and rolls off the bed when stretching, will devour any plant he can get his hands on, tries to roll in bleach, likes to lick deodorant and paint, and drools from happiness when you scratch just the right location between his ears,” the owner explained.
Now, let’s confront the elephant in the room and discuss a little more about this sweater craze. “During the trip from Phoenix to New Jersey, I discovered he liked to wear sweaters,” the owner explained. “I went out with the furniture about a month ahead of him (in January 2019), while he stayed with my parents, so I could get things settled/unpacked and he wouldn’t have to deal with the stress of a cross-country travel. Because he was travelling out with my best friend in early February, I picked up the sweater before I left to ensure he’d be warm on the journey and in his carrier till he arrived at my apartment.”
“At first, he didn’t like it, but by the time he landed, he was content to wear it”
Steve wasn’t a big fan at first. “At first, he didn’t like it, but by the time he landed, he was content to wear it. I’m sure it feels good on his creaky bones, as he’s an arthritic old desert cat. “I don’t keep him in it during the summer because it’s too hot, but once the weather cools down, it’s his third favorite thing (after his heated bed and my heated blanket),” the owner explained.
Steve is now irritated if someone removes a sweater from him and does not immediately replace it
And if you remove a sweater from him, you must immediately replace it! “He doesn’t mind if it’s taken off at first (he won’t claw or bite), but if it’s not put back on straight away, he’ll wail and moan for hours. Steve’s mother said, “As soon as it comes back on, he’ll calm down and snuggle up to sleep.”
“As soon as it comes back on, he’ll calm down and snuggle up to sleep”
The owner posted a few Imgur photos of her little guy, which gained thousands of views, likes, and comments almost quickly. “I’m glad that folks enjoyed seeing him! “Reading all the comments about how many people love him has been amazing,” the owner expressed her delight. “Also, the internet has been wonderful. Several people offered to knit him new sweaters, and Imgur/Instagram user @miniwatercolourwonders actually painted him! The attention is amusing because I don’t have much of a social media presence of my own, but if he makes people happy, I’m willing to supply as many photographs as the internet desires.”
If you appreciate looking at Steve as much as we do, make sure to follow him on Instagram at @the daily bood.
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