UPDATE December 2011: The eBook is ready! Get it FREE here while it’s available.
Thank you so much to all of you who helped with the cat longevity survey! I am excited to have collected 30 case studies of cats who lived to age 20 or more.
My larger plan is to answer this question:
What are the smartest choices to invest my time and money into for my cat first, if I want her to live as long and as happily as possible?
My goal is to take all the health-promoting info I’ve been sifting through for some time, combine it with what we can learn from the 20+ year-old cat case studies, and create a roundup of the practical first actions we can take that are likely to have the most payoff.
This way people can make new choices incrementally, which is what works for most of us—you know, those of us with limited time or money?
Learn from my past mistakes. You don’t want to try several random “this might be good” things at once, and you don’t want to postpone healthy changes indefinitely because it sounds too overwhelming.
So it’ll be quieter around this blog for a month or so, while I finish the report on the cat longevity survey and create a (free) ebook on “how to get more happy years with your cat.” (That’s the working title, anyway.)
Meanwhile, a few gems from the survey…
In answer to the question “Why do YOU think your cat lived so long?” there were so many great answers, but here are some highlights:
Most thought-provoking answer:
“…He developed a very close relationship with our child who was born when he was 14. It’s almost like [he] had a mission to teach our son how to respect and cuddle animals – this kitty had a purpose in his later life…”
Most heart-warming answer:
“He is not a pet he is family”
by “being a pain in the ass:-)”
Thanks again, and I’ll talk to you in a few weeks!