Monday, 27 April 2009

the old trouper


still going... but very slowly... mostly asleep, always friendly and pleased to be noticed, still interested in food, but most definitely not doing very much at all. He's so bony and stiff it's hard to cuddle him, but he does love to be settled on a lap, with a folded rug beneath him for stability, to purr and doze.

I look at him, and wonder daily at his staying power. He'll be 20 in September. Dear old chap.

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8 comments:

Charlotte said...

The Old Chap is one of the most fabulous cats I've ever met with his crazy meow/yowl, his stinky breath, litter paws and all the love he shows us when we visit. One seriously cool old cat! :o) x

PG said...

What an old darling, there is something so fragile and precious about old cats.

Susan said...

He is gorgeous !

BumbleVee said...

awww....a sweet old guy.
We had two little old lady cats that lived til 21 and 20....

Rachel said...

Cool, fragile, precious, gorgeous, sweet...how right you all are.

Lovable and loving,and always generous with his ginger fur, especially if you are wearing black.

Thursday said...

A fine chap indeed.

_lethe_ said...

20! That's a ripe old age.

He seems really lovely.

Pherenike said...

What a sweet heart. Reminds me of my old ginger cat, he became slow and quiet in his old age after a youth of mischief chasing bits and mice.

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