This year, my geriatric cats will be 17 and 18: Audace, 17 in April; Grace, 18 in June. Are they showing signs of their aging? Well, yes and no.
Grace has lost quite a bit of weight and sometimes has problems digesting her food. She looks almost skeletal, and sometimes her back legs don’t seem to work normally. But then — on most days, she eats “like a horse” and everything works just fine — legs, voice — everything!
Audace has changed quite a bit since we lost Ruse in December 2019. That was a blow. Suddenly, Audace’s best pal was gone. Of course, he didn’t understand, but he definitely needed another pal. I thought he and Grace would draw closer, but that didn’t happen. He now chooses to sleep on my lap, talks to me lots, and just generally likes to be around me, wherever I am.