Senior Cat or Kitten? There are benefits that come with age!
Bo, the esteemed, educated, and highly-informed cat: Many animal shelters have a sad group of residents: the older cats. Since most people are looking for kittens, these incredible older cats are frequently overlooked. Sure, kittens are cute and all, but what happens when they grow out of that fun, playful stage into full-grown cats and the honeymoon is over? It has been said that a true cat lover prefers the company of grown cats over kittens. Here are some great reasons to consider adopting an older cat:
- They are easier to take care of. A senior cat is basically on auto-pilot, able to tend to most of its needs.
- Older cats tend to have a more calm presence than younger cats.
- Older cats are typically better at handling themselves around small children.
- Older cats are usually housebroken. You will have to take the time to train a kitty.
- Older cats usually pair well and can hold their own against other pets in the home.
- Older cats are the world’s best mouse catchers, too!
It has even been said that owning a cat is preferable over owning a dog. Sure, having pets, both dogs and cats, have a significant impact on our health and well-being, but cats, more than dogs, can improve one’s blood pressure and overall state of mind presumably more than a dog can. Whereas a dog may jump up and down begging you to take him for a walk, a cat would much prefer to jump up in your lap and purr. How relaxing is that?
At this time, Jessie, the lovable dog, enters the room: Did I hear you talking about adopting a senior cat? Great! I will use this forum to let everyone know there is a senior cat available right now, just call 913….(Bo now grabs Jessie by the mouth and “assists” her into the other room, slamming the door shut behind her.)
Bo: Sure, adopting a senior cat is a great idea! However, I have an even better idea! Consider adopting an older dog! I know where you can find one!
Here are a couple of senior cats available for adoption in the KC area.
(Thanks to thefreelibrary.com for this useful information on adopting a senior cat.)