Old but Spry Published on June 14, 2019 by Marica The Seldom Mentioned Snaps Turned around from the sink and there she was. I think she’s 14 or 15 years old, maybe more. Share responsibly!Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related, or so WordPress thinks! Post navigation ← We’re back home at Farther Along Farm Oberlin: The Colony, The College, and The Jubilee → 4 Responses We had one that lived to 17. In her last year, she stopped being able to jump up on the counter where I normally fed her. I had to make shorter jump up landing spots for her to use to get up. (otherwise the dog would eat her food) We had one that disappeared last November…he was 12. I don’t know if the other cat (long story attached to him, but I’ll just say I sort of got stuck with him) harassed him till he decided to live somewhere else, or if he just went off and died, or if a coyote got him. Whatever, I never found any trace of him, and he’s no longer with us. Loading... That’s sad. Snaps used to go outside but hasn’t for years. Too much potential danger. Plus she & Tiger aren’t exactly friends. Loading... I always closed them in at night, but over the last year or so, there developed a problem of one of them (I think now that it was the missing one) was peeing on the floor, even though I have two boxes in the garage with litter in them. I did some research – a bit late, unfortunately – and now think that maybe he had a urinary infection of some sort. With the one missing, the problem has stopped, (which is why I suspect he was the one with the problem). However, with the garage door left open, the problem stopped, but it meant that they were free to go out at night, which can lead to all sorts of problems. Like becoming coyote bait. Which is why I locked them in at night in the first place. I can’t let him (formerly them) in the house because of the dog. She’s _REALLY_ anti-cat. I got her in time at the barn so that she’ll leave kittens alone, but cats…Nuh uh. I don’t know what happened her in her prior life (she’s a rescue ) but if I let the cat in the house, they’d have everything torn to pieces in minutes!!! I’ve gotten her so that she thinks the cat belongs in the garage – he’s safe there…but by golly, he better get in there and _STAY_ in there! She’s in at night, so he’s free to roam then. And he’s black, so practically invisible then. At least to me…I don’t know about the coyotes. Can dogs see at night? If they can then probably coyotes can as well. And vice versa, I guess. Since coyotes usually only come out at night, I suspect they do have night vision…but I don’t know. Loading... Living without pets would be a lot easier. But then, who wants and easy life? We put Tiger in the shop before dark every night. What a spoiled cat. Turned the window unit A/C on so he wouldn’t over heat. Loading... Comments are closed.