One of the great things about the holiday season is that it encourages us to pause and consider the value of the intangibles in life. Things like love, and the spirit of giving. With that in mind, let’s shine a light on a detail that may get overlooked when we encourage people to adopt rescued animals rather than buying them from breeders or stores.
I’m talking about…
The Benefits of Adopting an Older Cat They expand your circle of compassion. Shelters have a difficult time adopting out older cats. This is because most adopters will choose the cute kitten when faced with a choice between them or an older adult or senior.They demand less and give more. Older adoptees are grateful! You will find that the love you get from an older animal is unparalleled.They tend to be less willfully destructive. In terms of behavioral problems, I see a lot less of that in older cats than I do in kittens and adolescents.They may be easier to take care of. You don’t really have to worry that much about constantly entertaining older cats. You still want to keep them mentally & physically stimulated, of course (and that’s why I design the best toys I can for all cats) but they don’t generally demand the same high levels of play and entertainment the way younger cats do.Their personalities are established. This makes integration into your home life easier. You know what you’re getting: you know how tolerant they are of children, how they’ve tended to interact with other cats or dogs, etc.
If you have the chance, I hope you can share one of these little bits of knowledge with a prospective adopter. Who knows? You might make the holidays that much brighter for an older cat and their new guardian.
Light, Love & Mojo,
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Our 30 dollar special for Black and Black and White kitties continues through the 31st of December. There is still time to bring home your newest family member.
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