If we were having coffee the first thing you’d notice is our oldest cat Big Ben, or Ben for short. I think he’s around 18-20 years old now. We don’t know his real age because he was a rescue with a sad tale of abandonment.
Don’t you worry though. For the last 15 or so years he’s enjoyed the good life. He’s an indoors man, who gets to bask in the warm sunlight and eat all day long. He sleeps comfortably wherever he wishes. He’s a talker too. Open up a cheese slice, and he chatters non-stop. Unfortunately he can’t have the treats like he once did, but he does manage to talk you into a just a wee bite.
Ben is a very loving cat. The down side to his love is his thick coat. The white hair is everywhere! No matter how much I vacuum it still remains. I have to warn people all the time that if they begin to pet him, they will leave with part of him. His hair clings to everything.
We love Ben! He’s the most interesting cat in the world, and we will be sad to see the day when we have to say our good-byes to him. Hopefully that won’t be anytime soon.