In Monday’s post about how cats enrich the lives of older adults, we referred to the adoption of a 19-year-old cat by a 101-year-old woman. I applaud the Catawba County  Humane Society to make this adoption possible. Talk about a match made in heaven! In my opinion, far too many rescue groups and shelters won’t adopt to senior citizens, and while I understand that the concern of what happens to the cat if the person becomes ill or dies is valid, I see no reason not to adopt to a senior citizen as long as they have a plan for continued care in place. Visit My Modern Met for more about Penny and Gus.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we shared information about a study of how cats can benefit the elderly, on Tuesday, we featured a beautiful blanket and cat mat combo, on Wednesday, I told you about Allegra’s visit to the dentist, and on Friday we celebrated Sleepypod’s 15th anniversary. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win a Sleepypod Atom carrier!

Saturday morning cartoons, anyone? Enjoy today’s video!

Photo of Penny and Gus courtesy of Catawba County Humane Society, used with permission.

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5 Comments on Mews and Nips: 101-year-old Woman Adopts Oldest Shelter Cat

  1. What a great story. I wonder if this is the Catawba Cty in NC. Not too far from me, a few counties over. I agree with you abt the restrictions of allowing seniors to adopt. Many rescues have very strict rules which I think hurts them in the end.

  2. This is a sweet story. They are a good match. I’m like Penny, a stuffed cat just wouldn’t work. I think sometimes a stuffed cat can help, like yesterday when I was visiting one of my sisters. She has fought cancer for the last 4 years and finally made the decision to stop treatments. She was giving me some things yesterday and one was a Beanie Baby cat that I had given to her at one time. But she kept holding it and squeezing it. I told her keep it because it was almost like a stress ball and she might want it in the end. She does have several cats in her house to keep her company and I hope they will be there to comfort her too in the end. Being away from her house, she said she did miss them.

    • I’m so sorry about your sister, Janine. I’m glad she has cats to share however much time she has left with. My heart goes out to you and your family.

      • Thank you! She’s definitely a strong woman to have gone through all she has and to make the decision she did. She loves cats as much as I do and I am glad she will be surrounded with them too.

    • I am so very sorry about your sister. I know it must be so very hard for you especially with everything else going on in the world. I wish both of you the best.

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