Why do people think I am weird for adopting older cats?
A lot of people like cats that are kittens because they are really cute and have a lot of energy and have a developing personality. It can also be a special bond that some people feel they have that is stronger if they adopt the cat as a baby. Also, some people associate older cats as being sickly or close to death and can’t imagine that someone would want to take in a cat for only a few years. I love older cats because although they aren’t as tiny and hyper as kittens, they have developed personalities and are easier to care for. You know if they are more independent or if they are more loving. I also don’t think of older cats as sickly or elderly. A lot of people don’t realize that cats can sometimes live over 20 years and so a 9 year old cat can potentially live for another 10 years. Older cats are also great in homes with younger kids or older adults. I’ve adopted 2 of my 3 cats as 8 week old kittens and the other one I adopted when she was 6 months old. Although, my husband has mo