23 Apr Why Adopting An Adult Cat Is The Best!
Believe it or not, you can find many hidden gems waiting in shelters across the country for a
family to take over the reigns. Sadly, many people fear entering these temporary homes for feline friends, however these fears are highly misplaced…
I have too admit, I have been one of those people who had never considered taking a from shelter before. I somehow felt that has the had been ‘used’ it would therefore not be ‘mine’ — But actually, it is far more fun taking cats in when they are not kittens, and here I shall explain why!
Just imagine for a second just how lonely the world would be if our friendship circle was restricted only to those we have made at kindergarten age? Do you remember just how easy it was making friends back in those days? All too often now, these friends quickly grow apart as we develop our own interests, and quickly find that many of our kindergarten friends no longer share them.
Whilst it is often sad that we grow apart, the important thing to note is that we grow..
On the contrary, when we meet friends as adults, we quickly discover that we have much more shared interests in common. We take great pleasure in listening to the stories of their lives, there are celebrations and predictably there is also drama — and with cats it works very much the same way.
From my experience of meeting adult cats, there is so much more to discover and share about their personalities and interests. Some for example, may not like grooming? Maybe they had a bad experience with this in the past, therefore we can work on that!
Forever continuing to learn, observe and home their mental agility. Just as adults can make friends, soaking cats.
Most importantly for me, it’s important to understand that homeless cats, who have found themselves in this situation I’m not to blame. Many cats are simply not appreciated, and when you speak to workers at rescue centres, you will quickly discover that many of the workers take the cats home after their shift, for no other reason than they are simply great cats.
They have not been passed on because there is something wrong with them, or they have viciously attacked the neighbours child! They are simply results of indifference and ignorance. Despite all their hardship, they have risen above it and despite the poor treatment can still learn to love again..