Cornelius Cornbread, a four-year-old cat from Nashville, Tennessee, is known for his trendy eyebrows. With his stylish style, he has won the internet thanks to these white markings on his forehead. Cornelius has had these “eyebrows” since he was a kitten, according to his owner Karen Mellette, owing to a lack of fur in the area between his ears and eyes. Scroll down to read Bored Panda’s interview with Karen Mellette, his owner!
“Many humans would pay for eyebrows like yours,” his fans comment on his Instagram account, which has over 6,801 followers. His sarcastic, worried expression (which he will undoubtedly trademark one day) gives him the appearance of a classic gentleman. Particularly in the pictures where he’s wearing a bow tie!
Cornelius, on the other hand, possesses not only beautiful appearance but also a lovely and caring attitude. A caring, bright, curious, self-assured, sarcastic daredevil who expects to be the center of attention and is absolutely unyielding if his demands are not met right away.
If we focus on another cat, he will appear on the scene and demand our attention. He is also sensitive to emotions. If we are concerned, he becomes concerned.
He will go check on the other cats and sit with them if one of them hacked up a fur ball. He runs to Duke and meows worriedly when Duke starts barking at a squirrel or delivery people,” Karen tells Bored Panda.
It’s no secret that Cornelius has brought Karen’s family a lot of joy. Karen claims that she was saddened by the death of her other cat at the time she received him, and that she was wounded and crippled shortly afterward. “Our cat Inky died peacefully in his sleep, maybe due to cardiomyopathy.”
We were heartbroken, as was our cat Bea. My hubby has an enormous heart. He came upon a litter of Bombay kittens, two of which looked just like our Inky. Cornbread, Beans, and Coleslaw were all given country dinner titles.
We went looking for Beans since he appeared to be precisely what we needed to mend our hearts, but when we arrived, Beans had hidden beneath a piece of furniture! Cornbread, on the other hand, pranced up to me, began to show off, and then let me hold him—that sealed the deal, and he’s been my little companion ever since.
He’s a cheeky little guy who obviously runs our house, but he’s basically just a clinging snuggler who sleeps cuddled up on or next to me.”
Karen describes Cornelius as “a cheerful, confident little rascal—a vibrant ball of energy with a BIG personality” when asked about her initial impression of him. He was such a braggart; he didn’t seem to be terrified of us at all.
He walked right up to me and was loving right away. As a kitten, I’d say his Cornelius Cornbread character was completely established.” Cornelius seemed to realize they were going to be a family, so he wanted to impress them.
He was intrigued and pulled to us right away. He dashed out of the kitten room as soon as we opened the door, raced about, and then returned in a matter of seconds.
He was such a SHOW-OFF and a ball of excitement, racing in and out of the cat tunnel, executing flying jumps over the litter box, knocking toys around, and then prancing back to me. Each time he showed off, he would come to a halt and look up at us closely, as if checking to see if we were looking and to assess our reaction to his incredible achievements! We’ve always joked that he took one glance at us and realized right away that he needed to work the room to win us over.”
“Cornbread holds a special place in my heart since he provided me with so much comfort at a terrible period in my life. His amusing antics and affection helped me heal after the death of our cat Inky, and he provided me with a focus while I was rehabilitating from tendon injuries and the spread of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) to my feet and legs.
While I was on doctor-ordered bed rest and recovering from Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery to help control the RSD, he, Bea, and our dog Duke all slept with me and curled up on me during the day.”
Cornelius, Karen claims, became enamored with her and couldn’t stand being apart from her. Karen hasn’t worked since she got him, so he was lucky. “I had to leave teaching early due to a condition, so he’s always been at home with me.” As a result, when I left, he would become nervous and upset.”
“My husband Tommy looks after a wild cat colony and stray cats near his place of business. He has a companion who helps him feed them, and they have TNR’d all but one of the cats there! We were even able to find homes for a few of them. Nellie, her mother Sassy, and Polly Patches were three of the stray cats we ended up adopting. Bea was older and didn’t care about Cornbread, but today he has three younger sisters. He is overjoyed and adoring of them. They never stop playing. Now that he has them, he is considerably less nervous when we leave!”
“Cornbread has a penchant for jumping up on our shoulders. When we have company, he will purr and sit on them. He’ll even try to leap onto their shoulders on occasion. He makes a lot of noise. While walking about, he frequently meows to himself. When he’s up to no good, he meows to expose himself, and when he gets into trouble, he meows sassily. He was on the verge of losing his left eye! It was a severe situation. To remove a corneal sequestrum from his eye, he underwent two operations and was under the supervision of an eye doctor. It left a scar that you may see in the proper light on occasion.”