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7 Ways Elderly Cats are the Best Companions

7 Ways Elderly Cats are the Best Companions

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Visit any of your local pet adoption centers and you'll find one thing that definitely does not make sense: the older cats. Cats tend to have quite the lifespan as far as furry companions are concerned and if you've ever had a cat then you probably know what I mean! I assume they live longer than some comparable pet options because we need them.

Adopting cats is a great way to give forever homes to the animals in your local community but the next time you head to your local shelter with the intentions of bringing home a new friend I sincerely encourage you to bring home a senior cat and I've got a whole list of reasons why this is a choice you will never regret!

1. The sounds they make

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Kittens have soft little mews but an older cat is a whole different world of adorable sounds. Their meows are deeper and over flowing with personality. My favorite sound? The chirp. There is no better way to describe it but chirping is the sweetest thing an a older cat does.

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2. Their sleeping habits

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There is not much an older cat loves more than finding the perfect spot time and time again to stretch and then promptly flop down to sleep. The older the cat, the more they sleep. They sleep in any spot of sun they can find. They sleep on their backs eight heir chin sticking out. They cover their faces with their paws. These sleepy older cats are a sight for any sore eyes.

3. They're not so frisky.

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Until a cat passes the kitten and teenager phase of life they are literally balls of bursting energy. They dart across rooms like little rockets and they especially love to race around the home between 2am and 4am. However, once they reach adulthood they enter a mellow stage of life and it is glorious.

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This mellow stage of cat life is something to envy. They gracefully strut from room to room and take in the scenery. They long for nothing more than some quiet dignity. It's a lovely stage of a cat's long life.