Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Lady is about 120; in human years! We don't know how old she is, because she was taken in as a (charmingly persistent) stray. She has been a part of our family for close to 15 years. Her longevity is probably due to being pampered, and kept by members of the our family - all her life. I'm the third family member to adopt her, over the past 15 years. She has rarely ever been outside in the wilds, or around other cats. She is strictly an indoor (window sill) cat, but has spent some years allowed as far as a patio / balcony. I just adopted her, my first ever very own pet. She is a family cat, so she knows me really well. Unfortunately, she came to me on the last hour ... of her 9th life. She needs a lot of special senior cat care, and TLC. There is so much to know about Cat care, it boggles the mind. Like: Cats will die if they eat / ingest chocolate! I never knew that. No problem here, as I'm allergic to chocolate. I'm also allergic to cats! In this video; Lady has just been brushed on the balcony, hair and dander is floating around outside. I'm allergic, and this (also air purification/filter systems) is the only way I can manage to keep her. So, I brush and groom her several times a day (she loves it) outside. Naturally after all that brushing, fluffing and cuddling she knows she will get fed a treat. I however need her to wait a few minutes, to let the dander and hair dissipate - before letting her back into the house. Funny, when she is inside she wants nothing but to go out, and when she is out ... She was quite the patient Lady, and did enjoy her treats. She is a very sweet, beautiful and loving Kitty. I hope she hangs out with me for a long time.