134 Heart-Warming Pics Of Senior Cats That You’ll Want To Pick Up And Hug


They might be getting old and grey, they might be slowing down and sleeping more, but our senior pets are still full of love for us. Even the most energetic and playful kittens will eventually turn into wise mini-panthers or venerable floofs.


The chilly time of the year has officially begun and we wanted to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, dear Readers. So Bored Panda collected the most wholesome and blessed photos of senior cats for you to hug through the screen. Scroll down, remember to pet your favorite elderly cats with an upvote, and share photos of your own cats in the comment section below.


And don’t worry, dog lovers, we haven’t forgotten about you. When you’re done enjoying this list, have a look through our earlier post about adorable senior dogs right here.


#1 Tiger Is 31 Years Old, And Is Still A Prime Example Of The Ever Loving Box And Cat Relationship


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#2 I Brought Home A Stray Cat When I Was 17 Years Old. I'm 36 Now. Every Time I Go To My Parents House, I Check To Make Sure He Is Still There And Give Him Some Extra Love Before I Leave. Meet Scooter


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#3 My 1.5yr Old Son And 14yr Old Cat Had A Moment This Morning


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Vet visits become more and more frequent when your cat gets older because new illnesses or hereditary issues will be popping up as the animal’s body wears down. However, even if your catto seems fine, it’s still important to go for regular check-ups at the vet around every 6 months. Better safe than sorry!


According to Cat Friendly, cats can be very subtle and sneaky when it comes to hiding their illnesses. So you have to keep a keen eye out for any unusual changes in their behavior, appetite, and mood.


Even if you think they might be small enough to ignore or not bother your vet with. The biggest indication that something’s wrong is when your cat’s weight changes drastically. The same applies to practically any pet and human being, too.


#4 My 19 Year Old Cat Just Found Out He Loves The Smell Of Lavender


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#5 A Few Weeks Ago I Adopted A 12 Year Old Cat. She Buries Her Face In My Hand When She Wants More Love.


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#6 My Beautiful 18-Year-Old Girl Mia With The Eyes Of Sauron


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Meanwhile, Cats Protection explains that elderly cats need extra care and attention from their owners to ensure that they spend their twilight years comfortably. Older cats will need more warmth and extra soft bedding.


What’s more, they might have difficulty getting to high places in their senior years, so consider providing stools, ramps, or ladders leading up to their favorite napping spots. Or you can keep picking your cat up and placing it where it wants to go. We’re sure your cat won’t mind that.


Older cats can also have difficulty looking after their coats. So to keep them gleaming and neat, spend some more time grooming them. It’s a win-win situation: your cat’s coat will look nicer, you’ll spend more quality time together bonding, and you’ll reduce your stress levels while you’re stroking your cat. No matter their age, cats deserve care from their owners to keep the happy days coming.


#7 My Grampie And His 20-Year-Old Cat/Sidekick Elvis. As My Grampie Says, “We’re Just Two Old Men Hanging Out”. This Picture Makes Me Happy And Sad All At Once


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#8 We Adopted An 11-Year Old Cat From A Chicago Shelter. He And My 13-Yo Daughter Fell In Love. This Is Them After She Got Back From A Week At Camp


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#9 My 23 Year Old Cat


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#10 I Hear You Guys Like Old Cats. This Is Thomas. He’s 27.


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#11 An Elderly Cat Who Can No Longer Bird Watch Receives A Fish Tank Full Of Fake Fish To Watch From The Comfort Of His Bed :)


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#12 My Dad Built A Ramp So Our 20 Year Old Cat Can Still Get Into The Bed.


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#13 My Grandmother's 26 Year Old Cat (We're The Same Age)


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#14 A 24 Year Old Cat. We Call Her The Immortal.


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#15 15-Year-Old Blind Cat Snuggling Daughter's Toy Because It Smells Like Her


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#16 My Little Guy Is 20 Years Old And Still As Cute As Ever


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#17 This Is Our Savva. At The End Of March, He Turned 18. Apparently, His Hearing Is Pretty Bad, So He Meows Like Crazy Because He’s Bored. But He’s Family!


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#18 My Grandpa Passed Away On Thanksgiving And No One Would Take His 18 Year Old Cat... So We Did. Welcome Home, Lovey!


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#19 Most Of Our Friends Don't Believe We Have A Cat. We Don't See Him Much Either As He Mostly Hides Behind The Bed. Today, While I Was Working, He Was Brave Enough To Come Out For Pets. This Is My 15 Year Old Cat, Elwood


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#20 We Would Take You To The Bar, But They’re All Closed. Happy 21st Birthday Mario!


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#21 I Was 23 When I Adopted Him. He's 16 And I'm Almost 40. Just The Sweetest Kitty


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#22 This Guy Has Been By My Side For Twenty Years Today. He Helped Me Through Some Rough Times


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#23 My Cat Is Now 20 Years Old. Here Is A Pic Of Her As A Kitten (Around A Few Months Old) And Now. She Has Always Been Tiny For Her Age!


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#24 That's Peter, My 16 (Or 17) Years Old Cat Who Normally Jumps In The Sink From That Chair. He Loves Milk, But Shits Himself Afterwards. Attacks My Girlfriend Every Night Right Before Cuddling With Her And He Screams In The Middle Of The Night. He's A Snob Who Hates Cheap Food.


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#25 Keeps Seeing Old Cats So Here's My 19 Year Old Friend


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#26 My 19 Year Old Cat Has Always Grabbed Her Leg When She Sleeps


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#27 2 Years Ago Today I Walked Into A Petsmart And Met A Cat Named Sonny Who No One Would Adopt Because He Was 13 Years Old, Covered In Fleas, Underweight, And Had A Mouth Full Of Rotten Teeth That Had To Be Removed. He Came Home With Me That Night And It Was The Best Decision I’ve Ever Made.


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#28 My 21 Year Old Cat, Tigs


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#29 Happy Birthday, Meatball. 17 Years Old Today And Still Acts Like He’s A Kitten


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#30 My Old Man (19) Was Just Diagnosed With Kidney Failure. Prayers And Good Thoughts For Tigger


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#31 We Posting Old Cats? My Guy Is 19


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#32 Me And My Old Bud Taking In Some Sun


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#33 This Is Katie, My 19 Year Old Cat. We're The Same Age As Well


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#34 My 21 Year Cat. He Not Dead Or Anything. He Just Old


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#35 My 16 Year Old Cat, Yelling At Me From The Sink


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#36 Walked Into The Shelter And Asked Which Cat Had Been There The Longest... Came Home With A Deaf, Toothless Senior Lovebug. Reddit, Meet Cali!


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#37 My 16-Year-Old Good Boy Recovering From A Stroke


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#38 20 Years Old And Still Knows She’s The Queen


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#39 My 20-Year-Old Rebel. He's Been With Me Since 1999. Through Everything Since He Was 8 Weeks Old


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#40 When Your Cat Is Pushing 20 Years Old, But Can Still Pull Off That Innocent Baby Look.


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#41 Two Best Friends Growing Old Together: How My 20-Year-Old Cat And 70-Year-Old Father Spend Their Evenings


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#42 Old Lady Cat, Queen Pauline, Is 18 Today!


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#43 23 Years Ago, This Lady Arrived In Our Garden. Vet Said She Wasn’t In Her Early Years Anymore. Today, Despite Being Almost Deaf And Half-Blind, She Still Enjoys Some Sun And Being Pampered. Her Name Is Cléo


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#44 7 Years Ago I Wanted The Cheapest Cat Ever. All Of Them Were Too Expensive As A College Student. But They Said They Were Giving Away Cats With Fiv For $10. This 12 Year Old Bastard Is The Best $10 I’ve Ever Spent. And He’s A Magnificent Prick. I Present To You, Hank


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#45 This Is What A 29-Year-Old Cat Looks Like


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#46 My 22 Year Old Cat


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#47 My Grandmothers Comment On My Photo Of Me And My 15 Year Old Cat


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#48 This Cat Is 26 Year Old. Her Name Is Lexi.


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#49 This Is Pippen. She’s 16 Years-Old (100+ In Cat Years). Still Being Awesome.


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#50 This Is My 17 Year Old Cat, Geo. He Still Looks Like A Kitten To Me I Got Him When I Was 10.


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#51 He’s 13 Years Old And Was The Oldest Cat At The Shelter. He Sounds Like Gary The Snail So I’m Calling Him Gary


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#52 While Everybody Is Posting Pictures Of Their Cute Cats, I’ll Be Here With My Cat. This Old Man’s Birthday Was A Few Days Ago, 10 Years Old Now. Can’t Believe It’s Been That Long


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#53 My 18 Year Old Cat, Oscar, Just Experienced His First Home Move (Across The Country). Wasn’t Sure If He Would Make It, But He Seems To Be Doing Just Fine ?


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#54 Our 14 Year Old Cat That We Found Crying Under A Neighbors Truck When He Was 10 Years Old. He Was Chipped, But Unfortunately His Owner Had Died. Theo Is The Sweetest Boy.


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#55 My 22 Year Old Cat Noticed I Was Eating Doritos.


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#56 My 22 Year Old (Indoor) Cat Taking In The Outside World


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#57 My 17 Year Old Cat, Had Him Since I Was Born


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#58 Our 11 And 10 Year Old Cats In The Camper Van Traveling Form The UK To Portugal To Start Our New Lives On A Farm.


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#59 My Sweet 16 Year Old Cat Sophie ❤️ She’s Been My Constant Companion Since I Adopted Her 11 Years Ago.


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#60 Please Take A Second To Admire My GF's Beautiful 16 Years Old Cat


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#61 The Cat Shelter I Volunteer With Has A Program That Brings Senior Cats To Visit Seniors In Nursing Homes. This Says It All.


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#62 Recently Adopted My New Senior Cat, Her Face Won It Over For Me


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#63 My Handsome 18 Year Old Pumpkin


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#64 Made It Back Home To See My Old Buddy Turn 21


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#65 14 Years Old And He Still Looks Like A Kitten


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#66 This Happens Every Time I Go To My Barbers. He's An Old Kitty Now, And He Can't Miaow Anymore, It Comes Out As "Aaaggh!" I Always Let A Load Of Customers Go Ahead Of Me So I Don't Disturb Him. Time Spent With Cats Is Never Wasted.


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#67 A Very Very Old Cat


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#68 I Met This Old Man Cat Today. He Was So Cuddly And Sweet!


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#69 My Old Girl Turns 21 In 1 Minute! She's Legal To Drink Cat Wine!!!


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#70 My Old Cat Summing Up The Typical Monday Morning Feeling


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#71 My 100 Year Old Grandpa And His 17 Year Old Cat


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#72 16 Year Old Sapphire Does Not Approve Of Being Woken Up


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#73 My Old Man Is Gonna Be 16 This Year. He's Still A Kitten At Heart, But Today Calls For His Favorite Bed Snuggles By The Fire


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#74 Bonya, 15 Years Old. My Retired Child...


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#75 14!


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#76 This Is Abby, She's 22 Years Old And Can Barely Meow Anymore. She's Been In Her Share Of Scraps, Hence The Missing Bit Of Her Ear. But She's The Sweetest Cat.


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#77 My Cat Luna Is 19 Years Old And Is Still Doing Well!


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#78 He May Be Old And Wearing Down, But Bullet Used To Be The Fastest Cat Around. Now He's In Retirement, Living Beautifully.


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#79 This Old Gentleman Turns 17 Today. He Is Still The Cutest Cat For Me


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#80 Kisses In Exchange For Scratches From My 18y Old Cat


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#81 Our Neighborhood Cat, George. He’s Blind In One Eye, 16 Years Old. Our Next Door Neighbor Bought Him A Collar, Neighbor Across The Street Feeds Him, We’re His Treat House. Recently He Chased Off A Loose Dog Because It Was Getting Too Close To My Daughters. He’s A Good, Good Cat.


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#82 The Farm Cat So Old, I Could Bring Him To A Bar


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#83 If We Are Doing Elderly Cat Pics, My Girl Is Pushing 19 ?


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#84 18 Year Old Cat Bellie Sunbathing


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#85 My Extremely Tiny 17 Year Old Cat.


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#86 My Friend's 15 Year Old Cat. His Name Is Tree And He Has A Blep Almost 24/7.


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#87 My 19 Year Old Cat


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#88 Meet My 18 Year Old Cat Bella


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#89 Here's My Sixteen Years Old Cat


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#90 Woke Up To My 15 Year Old Cat Sitting On Me. Good Morning Frito!


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#91 My 17 Year Old Cat Tina Is Old, But Still Very Sweet! She Sits In My Dad's Lap Like This Every Morning


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#92 My 14 Year Old Cat Mid Sneeze


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#93 I May Not Be Perfect But I Will Love You. Give Senior Cats A Chance!


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#94 Another Senior Cat. Amon Turned 20 Last Month


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#95 Adopting A Senior Cat (15+) Was The Greatest Choice I’ve Ever Made. Happy 3rd “Birthday” Kuro!


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#96 Today Is National Cat Day So Here's My 18 Year Old Senior, Pizza


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#97 Adopted This Senior Girl Today. My First Cat And I’m Already In Love


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#98 I Still Can’t Believe That Our Sonny Lived In A Petco For 6 Months Because He Was “Too Old” And “No One Wants A 13 Year Old Cat”. We’re Giving Him The Best Life We Can And He’s Been The Most Gentle, Sweet Boy. Don’t Be Afraid To Adopt A Senior Cat, It’s 100% Worth It.


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#99 Old Lady 24 Years Young And Still Going Strong


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#100 One Week Ago This 19-Year-Old Wouldn’t Eat And We Were Told To Prepare For The Worst. Today She’s Gained 5 Ounces And Has Made It Clear She’s Not Done With Us Yet


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#101 My Snuggly 16 Year Old Girl Doing What She Does Best


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#102 This Is Manson. He’s 17 Years Old And Not Allowed On The Bed. Manson Gets Away With It For Obvious Reasons


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#103 He Is 19, But Never Too Old For Chin Scratches


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#104 This Is Oreo. He's 23. I've Had Him Since I Was 4 Years Old. I'm Now Almost 27


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#105 Six. He Was About A Year Old When We Got Him. My Daughter Was A Year Old Also. She Just Turned 25


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#106 An Oldie But A Goodie, My Heeler With Our 16 Year Old Cat Before She Got Sick


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#107 Over 19 Years Old And Still Begging For Scraps


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#108 My Cat Is 16 Years Old! She Still Looks Like A Kitten To Me


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#109 Meet Sunny. He’s 21-Years-Old And Still Kicking. My Grandfather Found Him In A Dumpster When Sunny Was A Kitten


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#110 I Saw This 15 Year Old Cat At A Pet Rescue. Her Eyes Were Really Cool.


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#111 22 Years Old Today Amazingly...happy Birthday Widget, Our Last Remaining Family Cat Still Looking Handsome As Ever!


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#112 My 18 Year Old Cat, Stanley. He Is The Sweetest Old Man Kitty Ever.


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#113 Lucy, The Oldest Cat Ever. Lived To Be 39 Years Old Which Is Estimated To Be Around 172 Years In Human Age.


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#114 This Is My Cat Tigger At 22 Years Old. He Was Born In My Sock Drawer.


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#115 Started A New Job And Inherited A 17 Year Old Cat Named Boots. She Is Always In The Way.


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#116 This Is Manya Aaand She's 16,5 Years Old. Since I See A Lot Of Posts Of Elder House Cats Here I Decided I Have To Post Such Myself. She Doesn't Have A Couple Of Teeth But Looks Like A Kitten And Is Absolutely Adorable


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#117 My Parents' Elderly Cat Discovered Their Recently Installed Heated Bathroom Floor. Saturday Morning Bliss.


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#118 15 Year Old Cat We Just Adopted. No One Else Wanted To Adopt An Old Cat But She Was Just So Cute


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#119 20 Year Old Cat


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#120 He Is My 15 Year Old Cat And I Love Him ^^ I Hope He Brightens Your Day Like Mine Every Time I See Him


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#121 My Sweet 18 Year Old Cat Abner


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#122 My 17-Year Old Cat Olimar Moves Slower And Sleeps More, But He Still Makes Plenty Of Time For His Precious Boxes


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#123 My Wife’s 14-Year-Old Cat. Still The Friendliest Cat I’ve Ever Met.


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#124 This Is My 19 Year Old Cat


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#125 Our Kittens Love Our 13 Year Old Cat!


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#126 My 20 Year Old Cat Still Looking As Beautiful As Ever


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#127 My 20 Year Old Cat Proving She Can Be Just As Cute As Those Young Whippersnappers


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#128 I Work At A Cat Sanctuary And We Have Some Really Good Kneaders In The Senior Cat Room


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#129 This Guy Is 15. Who Says Senior Cats Can’t Play!


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#130 My 17 Year Old Cat, Smokey. He Is Still Very Active And Eats Like A Horse


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#131 My Indoor Senior Cat Loves To Go Outside And Roll In The Dirt


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#132 Our Sweet Old Lady Knuckles Just Turned 17 -She's An Indoor Cat, But She Loves Sitting In The Garden With Us While We Grill


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#133 James Was Born December 2000. Happy 19th Birthday To Him


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#134 "Lady, It's Been 18 Years, Do We Still Have To Take A Million Photos Every Day?"


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