Tuesday, March 13, 2012

love of an old cat

I read just last week how to determine the age of your cat, or dog too for that matter. Penny was born in March 1993 which makes her 19 years old in people years. Let's see according to the chart that puts her at the ripe old age of  92 years old in cat years. Yes, that is about where I would place her exactly with her limps, deafness and octogenarian habits.


She lives in the bedroom that has now become my mother's room. My husband has dubbed it the geriatric room, a stark statement of truth which seems mighty appropriate. Though I do miss her sleeping beside me these evenings.

She ventured out this afternoon while I was in the sun room.  Then she meandered back with arthritic finesse to a common spot in order to take an afternoon sunbath in the foyer's afternoon glow.

7 comments:

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Hi Cathy,
How sweet to see your senior Kitty Gal. My own Marky Kitty lived to be 23 ! We lost him Last year, what a guy!
I enjoyed seeing glimpses of your very pretty home.
Penny is sweet ;-)

Blessings and HUGS, Linnie

wayside wanderer said...

Sweet Penny kitty sure has the best of homes. Hearing about her nap makes me want to go lay down.

Heather said...

Oh what a sweetie...cats are wonderful your home looks lovely :) love Heather

no spring chicken said...

I don't know why I like this post so much... but I really like it. Obviously you write well, and the decorating is lovely... the cat is a sweet little beauty and has decided to move in with grandma...

I just really like it. :)

Blessings, Debbie

Karen said...

Such a beautiful kitty. And I love to see glimpses of your home, too. So warm and inviting.
It's funny how these pets of ours seek out the best sun rays to nap in.

Dave Baker said...

Penny is beautiful. Thank you for sharing our article on determining a cat's age. Give Penny a hug for us. :)

The dB family said...

Penny is lovely. Our cat Sylvester only lived to be nine. We were sad to lose him. Unfortunately I have developed a severe allergy to kitties since then, so no more cats for us :o(. I love that he has decided to room with your mom. I'm sure she enjoys his company.

Blessings!
Deborah

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