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I live alone, and I am socially isolated. But I have my cat. She has been with me for 10 years.
When she dies, it will be a big test for me. Old age is a big test all by itself. Losing your only companion is another big test. Old age and losing your only companion is a bigger test. I'm 64.
Life is strange and sometimes beautiful. But the last act is usually a sad thing.
Never was a man so low a dog couldn't love him.......but cats well they have a mind of their own.....
Cats choose to share life with their people......and if they don't like you, theyre apt to just up and walk away.......
The farm cat where I stayed was constant companion to the old black shepherd dog the farmer owned....
but when the dog died, the old girl decided to move in with me, and shes been my buddy since.....first on my bus, and now on the boat....actually shes snoozing by my side here right now.....
My concern with getting another dog or cat is wondering whether I can stay alive past their exit date. How many old dogs or cats have ended up in a shelter after their elderly owner died? A very traumatic experience for a pet after many years of tender care.