Of the many cats in my life, we’ve only had three others who lived as long as 15 years. Concha, 18, Conrad, 17, and Don Juan, 16. None of them had ongoing health issues though, so I’m even more impressed with Sam making it to 15. She has hyperthyroidism, hypertension, and she is mostly, if not completely, blind.
Just two years ago we thought we were going to lose her, and yet here she is, still going strong! At this time she is doing well (knock wood), taking all her pills and getting around her area well. She occasionally has some misses here and there, stumbling over something, but nothing significant. We still have the occasional litter box issue, but I’m pretty sure she enjoys challenging us when it comes to that and food as well.
I had written earlier this year about the new wet food that she loved, Tiki Cat, but over time that had changed. She wasn’t eating well in the mornings again (she gets dry food at night, and she always eats that, but we want her to have wet food too). However, I came back from BlogPaws with a few different samples of food, and she has been gobbling up all the new ones we’ve tried so far! We’ll report later about what she loves, once we see if she really sticks with it!
Sam is getting a special kind of homemade gift for her birthday, and I’ll share some photos of that tomorrow for our Favorite Photo Friday post.
Happy Birthday to our sweet Samantha, we love you so much, and here’s hoping you turn out to be our longest living cat yet! No matter what, we will enjoy every day we still have with you. ♥