Hi, my name is Charlie, I am a tabby girl who is 18 years young! I am a very confident lady and will always come to you for a fuss. I have not let my age slow me down too much…although I do take a few extra naps during the day, and my hearing is not so good. Like any elderly cat, I do love a cat nap and when I am not asking for a fuss I can be found curled up, fast asleep in my bed. I am used to older children (10 years +) and have lived with other cats and dogs, but please consider that I am elderly, and looking for a home where I can retire peacefully. I may possibly be okay with an older cat friendly dog, but I would probably prefer not to be introduced to any more cats as I think I would prefer to have all your attention for myself. I do need to be on a special diet as I have early renal disease. Ideally, I would love a small contained garden area to potter in or an indoor only home would be considered. Can you offer me my forever home? Love, Charlie xxx
As the owner you are responsible for providing everything your cat needs to keep them healthy and happy:
· Companionship - Cats can be quite independent, however many also like to be petted and stroked daily. Some cats are happy around other cats as long as they have their own place to eat and sleep.
· Physical exercise - Access to outside is very important for cats. Introduce outside time slowly once your cat is familiar with your home.
· Mental Stimulation - Activity that keeps their mind busy / toys / scratching posts / training. Cats also love to hunt, so don't be surprised if they bring you 'presents'.
· A healthy diet - Normally two meals a day of the food type and quantity appropriate. Access to clean, fresh water.
· Veterinary care - When needed. Annual health check.
· Comfortable environment - Not too cold, hot, draughty or damp. Your cat will find her favourite places to sleep! Provide a litter tray where appropriate.
· Respect of their needs - Especially ensure children know how to behave around cats to help them build a lasting friendship.
Each cat has specific needs, depending on its age, breed and type. For more info on caring for your cat please order our free pet care guide here: Pet Care Guide