Kittens are wonderful and all, but I gotta admit that I’m a huge fan of older cats.

And, as you probably know, a lot of these guys and gals live A VERY LONG TIME.

I’m talking about the ones that have been around the block a few times and have some battle scars on their faces and their bodies.

Some of them are grumpy, some are spunky, but you can bet your bottom dollar that they are gonna have a whole lot of personality.

And, after all those years, most of them just want to sit back, relax, and snooze the day away. Or maybe enjoy a little bit of sunshine.

Here are some great photos of senior cats that are living their best lives. Enjoy!

1. Recognizes the smell.

Cats are funny creatures…

15 year old blind cat snuggling daughter’s toy because it smells like her
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2. Have a seat on me.

Let’s catch up, shall we?

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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3. Scooter looks pretty awesome.

I love when strays find a good home!

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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4. Rollin’ all around in it!

He’s having a blast.

My 19 year old cat just found out he loves the smell of lavender.
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5. This is a great idea.

You know the humans and the kitties love it.

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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6. Coming out of hiding.

Making a rare appearance.

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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7. That’s wild!

More than two-and-a-half decades!

My Grandmother’s 26 Year Old Cat (We’re the Same Age)
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8. Still looking like a kitten.

He’s a real looker!

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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9. Time to get out in the sunshine.

I think he’s enjoying it.

Me and my old bud taking in some sun
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10. They’re always there for you.

That’s why they’re lifelong companions!

This guy has been by my side for twenty years today. He helped me through some rough times.
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11. This will keep you occupied.

This is very sweet.

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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Do you have any kitties at home?

If so, please show us some pics in the comments and introduce us to them.

We’d love to meet your furry friends!