What are the major benefits of adopting a senior cat?
- Many senior cats already know how to be pets
- Senior cats are less likely to wreak havoc than kittens
- What you see is what you get
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It’s important to know that, in case you are in denial, we will all become old. It’s just biology, and doesn’t mean that we are worth any less.
It’s the same with cats, and rejection feels as bad to them as it does to us. Being crammed in cages after being abandoned, and surrounded by strangers is a prison sentence, which in many cases causes depression.
Many of these wonderful and otherwise loving cats are killed if they are not adopted soon.
Why is it a Big Deal?
Imagine how you would feel if you were unable to take care of yourself, your life and happiness depended on your caregiver, and this person banished for reasons beyond your control, such as death or illness. Chances are that you would be either thrown out of put in a shelter, away from everything that you love, for ever.
Fortunately, many people adopt senior cats because they know the benefits described above, or they lack the stamina and patience to raise kittens. Senior cats are generally mellower and, if they have been adopted before, they are very likely to successfully integrate into your home, whether or not you have more cats and other pets.
We have two senior girls, whom we love and care for. They have been with us long enough that it’s almost as if we spoke to each other. We know how they feel just by looking at them, and they can perceive this of us as well.
There are few things more comforting when you are in pain than a friend, never mind how furry. Senior cats already know how to be one, please reciprocate.
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