- Einstein knew the truth about cats.
The genius scientist Albert Einstein discovered an important relationship
between mass and energy. He described it using the mathematical equation
E=(MC)2. This equation means that your Energy level (E), is proportional
to the Mass (M) of your Cat (C), twice over. The equation basically shows
that if you adopt a cat with more Mass, like an adult cat, your Energy
level will be much higher than if you adopt a cat with a low Mass, such as
a kitten. This is true because adult cats sleep more, play less, require
less supervision, break fewer lamps, and don't try to bite your toes
through the blankets in the middle of the night. With an adult cat, you
will sleep better, relax more, make fewer claims on your homeowner's
policy, and enjoy more Energy. There you have it. Are you going to argue
with Albert Einstein?
- Kittens and children don't mix.
Children can be rough on both cats and kittens, even when they mean no
real harm. It can't be helped. It's just how kids are. When you tell a
child that "cats always land on their feet," the first thing the
child will do is drop one from your rooftop to see if it's true. Adult
cats are better equipped to deal with pesky kids. They can generally
escape from them, hide, and then contemplate revenge by moonlight.
- You don't need to teach an old cat new tricks.
you don't need to teach a kitten tricks either, because the truth is that
neither cats nor kittens allow you to teach them anything anyway. But new
parents usually feel the need to try. Inevitably, they end up feeling
guilt or failure when the kitten disregards them, jumps on the counters,
unrolls the toilet paper, and engages in other acts of feline mayhem. If
you adopt an older cat, you avoid all this emotional turmoil. Since you
didn't raise the cat, you don't have to take responsibility for the cat's
shortcomings. Instead, you can blame the former owner and play the role of
victim and saint for tolerating it all.
- Adult cats don't "litter" as much.
Kittens play, sunbathe, build sandcastles, and even sleep in their litter
boxes. And then there's a game called "poo-hockey," where a
piece of dried waste is removed from the box and batted around the floor
until it disappears under a major appliance or piece of furniture. People
who adopt older cats happily miss this stage of feline development. Adult
cats understand the purpose of a litter box and will usually cooperate
with your efforts to keep theirs tidy.
But the most important reason to adopt an older cat is:
- It might be their last chance.
adult cats end up in shelters due to no fault of their own. Separated from
their loved ones, surrounded by other strange cats, confined, confused,
and sometimes frightened, many are emotionally devastated by their
misfortune. Sadly for adult cats, most people who adopt, gravitate toward
the adorable, bouncy, big-eyed kittens. Older cats sit by and watch, as
one loving family after another passes them over for a cute kitten from
this season's litter. Kittens will always be popular, and most have no
trouble attracting admirers. But for the abandoned, forgotten, and
heartbroken adult cats, you just might be their last chance to have the
love and warmth of a home where they can live out their years in comfort.
Please consider adopting an older cat. When cared for properly, cats can
live well into their late teens, and sometimes early twenties. Typically,
they will remain active and playful throughout most of their lives. Some
may need a little extra patience while adjusting to a new home, but once
they feel safe and secure again, most will give you years of faithful
companionship and unconditional love.
Part 1 (Reasons 1 through 5)