2018 Sunday Selfie Dash Kitten

It’s time we believe, for some Senior Cat Appreciation, especially after the loss of dear Sister Kit at Brian’s family and Selfie regular Mr Jack Freckles.

It is wrong to think you can toss out an older pet like a piece of old outdated machinery, or outdated software.  As senior cats (and pups) age they change and, hey look at that, all humans do to. Wouldn’t you know it. Maybe the hard hearted humans should remember that sometime eh?

Harvey Portrait DashKitten.com

Why Our Blog Celebrate Senior Cat Appreciation

Senior cat behaviour can get a bit odd, and we are less nimble on our paws, but the gratitude we feel for a safe home is boundless. The love we give has no equal, and you are privileged if you are caring for an older cat.

We have written about our experiences and why we feel lucky to be cared for seniors.

  • Our senior boy Dusty wrote, with mum’s help, a gratitude post. In it he tells of the gifts he received as a senior.
  • Mum wrote a celebratory post after our fospice senior Nemo passed away. It is a celebration of his gifts to us.
  • We received many gists from Dusty including his Driving Mr Dusty travels. What a joy they were, and remain for us now.
  • We also had some senior drama…. Thanks Dusty!

Mum is proud to have us to care for and, like Brian and his dad, she grieves for the cats who go before but, would we change a moment? Never!

Which reminds me. Never give up. There may be news about Sadie on Brian’s blog tomorrow. I’m not sure, it’s a faint rumour….

Sunday Selfie Graphic

Celebrate Life and Remember Sister Kit
Senior Cat Appreciation Correspondent
Harvey Button
Harvey Self Portrait





Sister Kit by DashKitten.com

Mr Jack Frackles

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  1. LP

    February 20, 2018 at 11:35 am

    It’s strange to think of people giving up their pets when they are seniors. I loved all my pets that much more as they grew older. I understood they wouldn’t be with me forever and I cherished every year they had left with me. Our two long term foster cats Tulip and Leo were seniors who lived out their last four years with us. I loved them as much when they left us as if I had had them since they were kittens. A life is precious no matter the age but a senior life should be showered that much more with love, kindness and gentleness. Great post 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo


  2. Cathy Armato

    February 15, 2018 at 9:28 am

    I never understand how people can toss a pet aside simply because they are getting old and losing some of their sharpness. They still have so much love and devotion to give. You’re right, we are privileged to care for a senior pet and have them in our lives.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


  3. Sherri-Ellen T-D.

    February 13, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Furabuluss bloggie post Lady Marjorie an Harvey Buttonss!!! Mee was good furendss with both Mistur Jack an Sisfur Kit….mee tooked it hard….mee will envurr furget mee 2 furendss….
    Fank you fur a touchin bloggie!
    Sinseerlee, Siddhartha Henry =^,.^= an {{{hugsss}}} LadyMum


  4. Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs

    February 12, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Our Groucho was 18 (we think)…and he would play with the boy’s hot wheels and try to chase them on the track. MOL! He liked to play chase with his younger furblings until he got too sick to want to do anything… Pipo is getting up there now…he is 13, still not too elderly, just ‘mature’ – so mature he regularly chases his tail and whaps the dogs. Even MJF got it for no good reason in the past few weeks…now he tries to intimidate Dalton, MOL!

    Thanks so much for the tribute to MrJackFreckles. I appreciate it a lot.


  5. meowmeowmans

    February 12, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Our Sammy was with us until the age of 19, and Gracie is now 15 1/2. Moosey and Zoe both lived until they were 15+, too. Senior cats are awesome.


  6. The Island Cats

    February 12, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    We are so sad about Kit.


  7. Melissa & Mudpie

    February 12, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    We always say that anyone who abandons a pet because they’re old should receive the same treatment later in their own lives!


  8. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    February 12, 2018 at 11:40 am

    It has been another sad week with too many going to the Bridge. I hope there is good news for Sadie.


  9. As the World Purrs

    February 12, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Senior cats still have a lot of love to give!


  10. Marv

    February 12, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Queen Penelope never thought f herself as a senior or acted like a senior until the last couple of months. It was the same with the other cats we have shared our life with as they moved into their senior years. I was going to get a senior cat until Marv entered into my life. I am looking forward to his, Kozmo’s and Jo Jo’s senior years.


  11. Ellen Pilch

    February 12, 2018 at 7:44 am

    It has been a sad week in the blogosphere. XO


  12. The Florida Furkids

    February 12, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Pssst….dont tell Allie but she’s a senior!

    The Florida Furkids


  13. The Swiss Cats

    February 12, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Those are words of wisdom, and of kindness too. Every stage of life has its pros and cons. Purrs


  14. Noodle

    February 12, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Hugs and purrs to everyone.
    Have a peace filled Sunday…

    Noodle and crew


  15. Summer

    February 12, 2018 at 4:17 am

    Binga and Boodie are wondering what this “senior cat” thing is all about. (They are 17 and 16 respectively, and don’t act it!)


    • Dash Kitten

      February 12, 2018 at 7:23 am

      Our Peanut (who made 19) was the same! 18 and still playing crinkle ball!


  16. Brian Frum

    February 12, 2018 at 2:36 am

    Seniors rock and so did our dear Sister Kit, we miss her terribly and we appreciate you thinking of her too.


  17. Athena

    February 11, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    It’s really sad.

    Love and purrs to everyone xx


  18. speedyrabbit

    February 11, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    theres been to many losses lately and makes for sad times….sniffles,xx Speedy


  19. Erin the Cat, Princess

    February 11, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    A day of reflection and support for our friends that have left us and those that are behind grieving. We all get old, if we are blessed enough, and it is nice to think we’ll have the same love as a kitten. I can but hope. A lovely selfie from Harvey this week, and a fine message too.
    Toodle pips and gentle purrs


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