These of you who’ve learn the brand new supernatural thriller Clowders (launched March 2018) can have heard of Mixor the cat. On this creepy ebook about an remoted European city the place every time a cat dies 9 human lives are taken as a punishment, Mixor performs the native sheriff’s pet. Within the story, Mixor is troubled with degenerative myelopathy, a spinal illness that causes step by step worsening paralysis. His proprietor does the whole lot he can to maintain the sad feline alive, primarily as a result of he’s afraid to undergo the results.
The true Mixor, nonetheless, bears no indicators of degenerative myelopathy and resides a really joyful existence on the Belgian seaside. Right here is his true story…
«Mixor was considered one of 4 cats that lived with a household down the highway,» says Mixor’s proprietor, Kurt. «The person was a drug addict, which was the explanation his spouse ultimately left him, promoting their home within the course of. That they had 4 cats that had been usually roaming across the neighborhood, in search of leftover meals. Mixor was essentially the most people-friendly of all of them.»
Again then his identify was nonetheless Minnie, and his sister was named Mickey. As a result of his sister was bigger than him, his house owners thought Mixor was the feminine.
«Infrequently Mixor stopped by at my place, and I all the time provided him some meals,» Kurt explains. «In the course of the day, he additionally came visiting to sleep. That was in 2006. The cats had been already a 12 months outdated again then.»
When Kurt gave Mixor meals, the cat by no means touched it instantly. First, he went again outdoors to get his three siblings. Mixor introduced them in and allow them to eat first. Solely afterward did he eat himself.
Sooner or later, Kurt advised Mixor’s proprietor that the cat was commonly coming over to sleep at his place, that he didn’t have to fret about the place he was hanging out. The proprietor instantly mentioned Kurt might have the cats if he wished to. However he was solely serious about considered one of them, and that was, after all, the one with whom he was already acquainted. So later that 12 months, in 2006, Mixor came visiting to reside at Kurt’s place. To today, the 2 of them are nonetheless dwelling collectively.
What do you consider Mixor’s story? Are you interested by studying what sort of function he performs in Clowders?