we love the older kitties, too! we adopted Angel from the shelter and we didn't know until we were filling out the paperwork that she happened to be their longest time resident at the time at 2 1/2 years! i was flabbergasted because it was mutual love at first sight/love bite (ha ha!). so much so that when i went out to find someone to start the paperwork for us, i ordered my husband to stay in the room with angel so NO ONE else would see her and try to "steal" her out from under us. oh my goodness. i can't imagine her being passed over time and again for 2 1/2 years while all the kittens around her were going home with families!!! my sweet angel! she was 10 1/2 when we adopted her.My daughter picked out our second cat from the shelter and at the time I really thought she would pick a kitten but she was instantly drawn to this adult cat. We nicknamed him "Clearance Kitty" because he was only $5. Sadly, his time was up that week - he had been there for a half a year. Every employee came out and cheered when we adopted him!
I was so leery because he had been an owner surrender and I wondered why he had been passed up so many times. (He is black and an adult - double whammy.) I envisioned him tearing up the house, never using the litter box, etc. After all, there had to be something wrong with him, right? But my daughter instantly fell in love so we took him home.
Right from the start it was as if he had lived with us his whole life. He has never made a mess, never had an accident, never had a problem with our other cat. He is easy and mellow. Snuggly to the end and an absolute sweetheart. Sometimes I just want to say "neener neener" to the people who passed him up because they missed out on an awesome cat.
HA!! I think mine are just so overloaded with squirrels (I have no shortage of them here), they are just bored with them!!I'm with ya too Marcia! Most of my kitties were just that, older cats. I love them! I can tell you when I get ready to rescue again, it WILL be an older kitty. My kitten days have been played out with these last two! lol Adorable, don't get me wrong, I love em to bits, but, whew!
And like you say, some can be a challenge to win over, but mostly that is NOT the case. They are as loving as can be! Their only draw back is they do NOT like screen licking squirrels. Outside of that tiny drawback, they are a dream
Cat "heaven" is an understatement. They had her for 6 years and they were "more dog people than cat people" (their words). They also had 2 very young kids that would not leave her alone. They kept her in a laundry room most of the time. To this day she runs and hides when she hears a baby crying on TV. :| Yes, she was meant to be ours!Missy is so gorgeous! Hate to think of her eating out of a dumpster. Why were the people giving her up after 6 yrs???? No matter the reason though, she landed in 'cat heaven' with you lol.
Absolutely! :luvHere's her adoption photo from the Petfinder website. See why I fell in love??!!