Back to my original point! I'm here to tell you about the benefits of adopting a senior pet, and particularly about a beautiful girl named Raja.
This morning when I actually sat down to write this blog, I reviewed Petfinder again and a particular St. Paul shelter jumped out at me -- it was called Feline Rescue, Inc. I decided to check out cats available through that shelter and who is the first cat I see? Raja! This was my sign -- I knew that I must blog about this beautiful, older lady and hopefully give her an extra chance to find a loving home.
I know that many people are hesitant to adopt a senior pet. Baby animals are cute and it can feel difficult to become attached to an animal who may only have a few years of life left to live. Let me offer a few benefits to adopting an older cat.
- With an older cat, what you see is what you get. The personality is established and there are no surprises.
- Kittens chew! They need to learn to use scratching posts! They climb curtains and jump on counters! Older cats chew less and have typically already worked that crazy behavior out of their systems.
- It might be their last chance. Thankfully, Feline Rescue, Inc. is a no-kill shelter, but many are not. Senior pets and pets with health issues are typically the first in line for euthanization. It's a fact -- kittens are the first to be adopted, but offer no less love and companionship than senior cats.
So please give a second glance to a pet that needs a second chance. And if you live in the Twin Cities area, live in a pet-free environment, and are interested in offering a forever home to a Raja, check out her information on Petfinder. And if you are still asking "why?" Just like Phoebe says, "Be-CAUSE I said so!!"