We celebrate senior cat days for the whole month of August as it is Aging Pet Appreciation Month with Blog Paws. Pet bloggers honouring the senior members of our Cat, Dog and Pet community. Our First and Best Cat is Peanut (18) flew with us from Great Britain to New Zealand.

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Peanut’s Senior Cat Days

Peanut is the last survivor of the quartet who came with us 8 years ago. She still scampers like a young kitten sometimes,  and she is as much a Princess and Diva as young Phoebe Kitten is 🙂 – we love her.

Many seniors get dumped at shelters, an horrific practice that, to us, shows people need to question if they truly love their pet – if they dump it after a decade or more. Senior pets, like senior people, may change but they are, at hart, the same as they were when younger – happy and loving, perhas just a little slower to wag a tail, or conjure a soft purr for your delight.

Lastly, we are grateful to Cathy Keisha for letting us know Peanut is now a Blog Paws superstar!

P.P.S. Did you know today is US National Lefthanders Day? Happy South Paws folks!

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  1. Basil

    August 14, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Hello Peanut, nice to hear you have been looking after your folks for so long – you deserve a medal for good behaviour!


  2. meowmeowmans

    August 14, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Way to go, Peanut! 🙂

    We have three seniors here. Moosey is about 11 or 12, and Gracie and Zoe are 10 or 11.
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  3. Sometimes Cats Herd You

    August 14, 2014 at 11:48 am

    We love senior cats! Pierre is now a senior, too.
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  4. The Island Cats

    August 14, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Congrats to Peanut for being a Star on BlogPaws!
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  5. Brian Frum

    August 14, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Peanut is a special Superstar!
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  6. Cathy Keisha

    August 14, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I love Peanut too and was happy to see her on Blogpaws’ site. FWIW, TW is lefthanded.
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  7. The Swiss Cats

    August 14, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Nice to meet you, Peanut ! You’re a proud world traveler ! Purrs
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  8. Sparkle

    August 14, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Wow, Peanut is a world traveler!
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  9. Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

    August 14, 2014 at 4:42 am

    Mowzers, we think Maxie might be a true South PAW!

    And senior pets ha e sooo much love to give. We wish people understood that with adult cats they KNOW what they’re getting when they adopt because personalities have already been established (vs a who-know-what with kittens!)
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  10. da tabbies o trout towne

    August 14, 2014 at 2:21 am

    veree nice two meet ewe peanut !!! a happee seniors month two ewe; hope yur dayz be filled with happeenezz & health, trout & toona, sardeenz & salmon !! xxxxx


  11. Jobi and Fisher

    August 14, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Always missed and always remembered. We now have three youngsters. Time is going fast, but I am still in the new mom mode.


  12. Random Felines

    August 14, 2014 at 1:52 am

    our oldest are now Tim and Tom who will be 11 this year….time flies
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  13. Thomas Archer @PuppyNumber7

    August 13, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Senior pets rock! Nan & Pop brought four kitties over to Australia from New Zealand … the oldest of them was 12 yrs old and he went on to live to a ripe age of 20 years. Now that she thinks about it, they have only adopted one Aussie kitty in the 17 years they have been living here, and that was when they first moved here – a kitten called Darius, who lived ’til he was 13 yrs old. However, they do have one kitty who adopted them – her name is Patch. She walked into their lives when they first moved out to the farm, 10 years ago. She was a scraggly 6 month old who had to find her place in a fambly of 3 older cats. But for the last few years she has had the run of the farm, no other kitties to share it with her. She’s the Queen, and she knows it.


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