Kenzo and his owner JeannetteDennis Steenbakkers
Today we ask animal lover Jeannette (50) to give it their all about her cat Kenzo: a beautiful Norwegian Forest cat weighing no less than 10.5 kilos. They have known each other for two and a half years now and are an absolute match made in heaven. Why? She explains it below.
You just told me that Kenzo is special. Why is that?
Kenzo was already two years old when he came to live with me. He really is a big boy, because even for a Norwegian he is tall with more than ten kilos. So we first had to get to know each other and learn to trust each other. But that worked out really well, because we are good friends and Kenzo feels at home with me. And I would like that too – here he can be himself, with all his crazy character traits and flaws.
Crazy character traits?
Yes, it really is a nice crazy animal. For example, he loves water and loves to shower with me. And when I have already finished showering, he just rolls extensively through the puddle of water that is still there. He’s also a bit of a clumsy klutz every now and then. Sometimes he takes a run up to jump on the kitchen counter and then makes a mistake in estimating the distance. I always laugh terribly loud when that happens, but Kenzo thinks that is strange. He looks at me very arrogantly, like:” What are you laughing at? “I love that.
Oh yes, I sometimes feel soft taps on my head when I sit on the couch at night watching TV. That is Kenzo who is behind the sofa and indicates that he is in the mood for treats. He is so big that it can easily reach my head with its paws.
Does he sometimes lie with you on the couch?
Yes, Kenzo actually comes up against me on the couch every night. And he loves that, because he loves to cuddle and cuddle. But since I bought him a new large scratching post, I find him there every day too. He really likes everything about it: the baskets, the hammocks, the play rope and the extra thick scratching trunks. Everything is used.