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    Thoughts On Senior Pets And Adoption

    I must admit that I am one who has always looked at younger animals for adoption, but
    this article certainly gives me a lot of food for thought.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto...inglePage=true
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    It makes me think of Valerie and Dasher!
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    That's a wonderful article, liz. Thanks so much for sharing it.

    We're down to 4 cats from 6 a year ago. All of them are "seniors" - ages 9, 10, 11, 12. We've talked about what we might do when they are all gone - and decided if we are still here and able to care for a pet, we would adopt a senior cat. Over the years we've had our share of kittens - now it's time to love an older one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace View Post
    That's a wonderful article, liz. Thanks so much for sharing it.

    We're down to 4 cats from 6 a year ago. All of them are "seniors" - ages 9, 10, 11, 12. We've talked about what we might do when they are all gone - and decided if we are still here and able to care for a pet, we would adopt a senior cat. Over the years we've had our share of kittens - now it's time to love an older one
    My RB Meezer Ming lived to the ripe and ornery old age of 20! You've still got a long way to go with your "babies", Gretchen!
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    I am all for adopting a senior pet. But my BF thinks it's not a good idea. More vet costs and you wouldn't have it as long as a younger animal.
    Well, we shall see what happens the next time I am ready to adopt. But that won't happen any time soon. The four I have now are fairly young. Zoee is the oldest at 8 1/2.
    Our goal in life should be - to be as good a person as our dog thinks we are.

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    My Poppaea (aka Princess Poppaea Sabina Eugenia) is more than 20 years old!

    She keeps on plugging along..
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    This thread reminds me of Moosmom and her senior kitties, and of Yodee and Slick

    Hello, Princess Poppaea Sabina Eugenia! You are looking very regal and wonderful!
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    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


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