When a family is considering getting a new furry member especially a 20 year old cat, there are a lot of things to bear in mind. Make no mistake that it will be an easy decision. You have to be ready for the commitment of taking care of someone 24/7 and giving unconditional love and be there no matter what.
Like children, pets need attention, food, medical help – which can be very expensive. If you have gone through this with your family, the next thing to do is decide what kind of pet you like. Once deciding, the best thing you can do for your new furry, family member is to adopt him from an animal shelter. This is how you really save a life like in the story with the 20 year old cat named Dexter.
Dexter lived in a shelter with no hope at all to be adopted by anyone because he was a 20 year old cat living his retirement days. The Williams family from Utah had something different in mind when they went into the shelter to save a kitten. They already had a pack of dogs back home and two children so they wanted to help and give a chance to a little kitten.
But what treat and a surprise they were in when they saw Dexter for the first time. It was love at first sight. Dexter was a fluffy black cat with white nose and paws and the most lovable 20 year old cat ever. The moment they brought him home he showed and gave so much love that it was a real surprise for everybody, even for the dogs!
He gave so much cuddles, showing and insuring that there is enough for everybody. Being the boss in the house was no question at all, like in every household where there are cats. If he wasn’t given food at 4am everybody would hear his grumpy meowing.
For whole two years Dexter was an equal member to the family until he passed away. However, he left a wonderful, loving memory to the family especially to the kids, teaching them to a new kind of love. He was the happiest kitty he could be and he succeeded in sharing the message that is never too late to save a life. Rest in peace buddy! (Watch the farewell video below the text)
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• Iiz Cat