I just wanted to send another update on Tuesday, the senior kitty I adopted a few months ago. I know you have a Seniors for Seniors program, and although I don’t meet the criteria for “senior” at 31 years old, Tuesday has been the perfect match. She is such a joy and certainly doesn't act her age! She's always looking for something to chase. She especially loves ping pong balls and string. She is so quick! She runs and jumps and slides across our hard wood floors. She's like having a kitten around! She's funny and goofy and silly and we just LOVE her!
Of course there are always concerns with adopting adult pets: Will they use the litter box? Will they warm up to me? Will they use the furniture as their personal scratching post? Tuesday never had any of these problems. She has never had an accident. She warmed up as soon as she had investigated every inch of our house and received her first meal here – which only took about 30 minutes. And she ONLY EVER uses her scratching pad – thanks to a little cat nip!
It pains me to know that older kitties are overlooked so often in shelters when they have so much to offer. She is my second senior adoption and while of course our time with these kitties is shorter, the benefits to both the adopter and the adoptee is immeasurable. I'm so glad that she will live out her years (I think she may just live forever!) in a loving home with plenty of toys and sunny perches.
I've attached a few pictures. I tried to get some action shots but just couldn't get them to come out! The first two are of her right now, sitting on the back of the couch keeping me company while I type this email. She's always close by!
Thanks again for saving her 3 1/2 years ago and for taking such great care of her until we found each other.
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