That's what Nikita calls it, anyway.
I guess he should know, being one, hee, hee! ;-D
Hello! Elvira here, and I'm far from being old, and decrepit. ;-D
November is Senior Pets Month.
Do you have an older Cat sharing your home? If so, you know the joys of pets who might have less spunk but more soul. According to Peggy Frezon, of Gudeposts Online, there are five reasons to love our Elders.
1. The Old Fogie displays an "Air of Peaceful Dignity."
I don't know... Does THAT look dignified to you?
2. Old Fogies are not the playful type (Don't tell that to Nikita!). They "are quieter and often content to just watch what’s going on in the living room or outside the window."
Um, there, that's more like it! ;-D
He does like to cuddle next to Daddy a lot, too!
Sometimes even I'm allowed near. ;-D
3. The Old Timer still needs love & attention, but they don’t require babysitting like a frisky, & curious Kitten (Actually, I keep telling Nikita & Daddy, I don't need babysitting anymore either! I'll be a year old in February, for crying out loud! ;-D ).
Some Oldsters have special medical needs, but after all they’ve given us,
it’s an honor to take care of them in return. ;-D
4. Old Fogies have a world of experience and wisdom which, under the right circumstances, they can use to deal with, and educate, us rambunctious youngsters, especially when we, well, um, may not have been fixed yet. ;-D
They don't even require training because they already know everything there is to know...that's WORTH knowing. ;-D
5. As they get older, their needs and routines change. They might prefer their Humans go out more rather than staying home all day, on their days off from work. They still like to exercise, walk, or even run, around the apartment, home, or yard—but sometimes they just go about this at a different pace.
They might even nap, and snooze, more often than when they were younger.
Want to read the original essay? ;-D