Family Adopts a 20 Year Old Cat, Never Expected How Much Love He Had Left To Give
This senior cat was 20 years old when a loving family gave him his forever home. They had no idea how much love this kitty had left to give.
Say Hello to Dexter the cat!
A family from Utah originally went to Best Friends Animal Society to look for a young kitten to adopt, but the charming senior cat stole their hearts.
Dexter was definitely up there in age, and they knew he probably didn’t have much time left. That didn’t matter as they took a chance on the sweet old toothless cat and gave him one last home to live out his retirement.
Dexter moved into his new home and immediately connected with his new cat dad JJ by cuddled up to him. The two grew a strong bond instantly and JJ insisted on taking care of and feeding his new best friend.
Dexter would cuddle and purr everyday just to remind his new family how grateful he was to have his new home. While burrowing into their arms he would rub his head against them for hours on end and purr purr purr.
He also got along well with the other members of the family, even becoming the pack leader!
His dog pack not only looked up to him and but were very protective of Dexter. That’s probably because Dexter would give everyone unconditional love.
Like most cats, Dexter loved to talk and demand food at 4:30AM every morning. His meow would be very grumpy sounding, and you wouldn’t expect him to stop until he got what he wanted.
In typical cat fashion, he was of course the ruler of the house.
Enjoying favorite activity: cuddling.
Dexter was as happy as a kitty could be.
He would go on to live two more wonderful years with his family before he left for greener pastures.
“We will never forget the love and happiness he gave in his very short time with our family. Rest in peace, Dexter.”
“It’s never too late to save a life. There are so many great animals waiting to find their forever home in shelters across the country.”
Watch Dexter’s touching video below:
Please remember that senior cats need forever homes too, and it’s much harder for them to get adopted. Keep that in mind the next time you look for a purry friend.
You may not be saving the world, but it will change that world for that cat.