mid-aged and old cats

@megumiart (3780)
United States
May 29, 2009 4:35pm CST
This morning, my 13-year old cat presented me with a mouse. I was absolutely shockes. In the past 2 or 3 years he's been so lazy and chubby. He hadn't brought any mice or lizards home for 5 years, at least. I had no idea he was still capable of "hunting." Is you cat getting older? And is he or she still sharp and active?
5 responses
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
30 May 09
We don't have an older cat but my husbands cat at his Moms house is 15. He still hunts and gathers and he gets in fights with neighborhood cats LOL
• United States
30 May 09
Maybe he has been fooling you all this time! Perhaps there is a chance that he has been catching and eating behind your back. Maybe he's so "fat and lazy" because he's eating all his catches and just not sharing them with you before he eats them!!!
@ElicBxn (61055)
• United States
29 May 09
I have a friend, and when her cat, Brandy, was old and sick with cancer, he would lay under her dad's pigeon cote. When the wild birds would come and eat the food the pigeons tossed out, Brandy would just reach out and catch them. She said that he had NEVER caught anything and started on the birds (often considered one of the hardest things to catch) only after he was content to let them come to him. Now, Doctor was pretty hard on mice, but not too good at finding them. But once he found them, well, he made short work of them.
@kelpie (190)
• United States
29 May 09
My cat is a schizokitty. So when she's being all paranoid and scared of people, she's hiding. So I dunno if she's getting a little "old" for her 5 years of age, but she does like to hide and sleep a lot.
@rrdj71 (696)
• United States
29 May 09
I have a cat who will soon be 6 years old and he still swears up and down that he is a kitten. Not just the way he behaves but even when he plays and sleeps he looks and acts just like one. Yet I have a 3 year old cat that acts and looks like he's 12. :)