They seek each other out for comfort, assurance & warmth. When they connect with each other, they are home.
Ed & Lily still doing ok. It was 4 years ago that we adopted Ed from the Lanark Animal Shelter in Smiths Falls, Ontario. He had been brought into the shelter with 25cats all from the same house, all neglected. The family of the old woman who cared for these cats said that she had had the Siamese for at least 20 years. Things just got away on her and although she had good intentions in the beginning, saving numerous cats took all her money and then there was none to feed them and provide proper medication if needed. She gave up the cats and kept one. So, at the age of 20, an emaciated and confused Ed came home with me. So...he is now 24. Is he healthy & happy, you wonder? His health was jeopardized last Fall when he fell and injured his back leg. He now walks with a sway and he needs his leg massaged periodically. He still does the stairs but looks like a drunken sailor coming down. He has been deaf since I brought him home and his eyes are now getting cloudy. He eats well, uses his box and loves to go out on the deck and sometimes walks the perimeter of the yard. We think he is still happy but we are realistic and know his days are numbered. He looks like an old cat now. We just enjoy him while we can.
Lily has a weak heart at the age of 17. Other than that, she's ok.
We are happy they have each other. We don't like to think about when one will be gone.
Here is another beautiful cat in window that I captured on my walk today.
Enjoy your evening