has to say on this subject:
a friend of mine lost her darling cat to age and
illness, she told me that her next in a long line of feline
companions wouldn't be a kitten. Partly, because she
thought she was old enough that a kitten might outlive
her, and partly because she didn't think she was up to
coping with all the energy that comes in those small,
furry forms. But mostly, she said, she was done with
she wanted to give an adult cat a chance.
If she had told me this in person instead of on the
phone, I would have hugged the stuffing out of her.
I love it when people decide to adopt an older pet.
Because kittens are so very appealing, adult cats
have the lowest adoption rate at many shelters. It's
a tragedy for the cats, of course, but it's also
unfortunate for many people who don't realize that
an adult cat may, in many cases, be a better
choice than a kitten. You know pretty well what
you're getting with a grown cat -- activity level,
sociability and health. Given time in a loving
environment, a grown cat forms just as tight a
bond with his new people as any kitten can."
misunderstand. We love kittens. We
want homes for all the animals in the shelter.
We strive to be responsible and caring.