For several years, Dexter, the elder feline, was yearning to find a family that would give him a chance at life. It was not until he reached the ripe age of 20 that a caring family finally took him in as their own and gave him a permanent home. Little did they know that this affectionate kitty had a lot of love left to share, but they decided to take a leap of faith with him. Allow us to introduce you to the charming senior cat, Dexter.
A family from Utah originally planned to adopt a young kitten at Best Friends Animal Society, but they ended up falling in love with a charming senior cat named Dexter. Despite his age, they didn’t mind that he may not have much time left and decided to take a chance on the sweet, toothless cat. They gave him a loving home to live out his retirement, knowing that they were providing him with the best possible care during his final years.
Upon settling into his new abode, Dexter struck up an instant connection with his new owner JJ who also happened to be a cat parent. The two became inseparable and formed a strong bond that even saw JJ taking on the role of caring for and feeding Dexter.
Every single day, Dexter would snuggle and emit a soft purring sound as a constant reminder to his adoptive family of his gratitude for having found a new home. He would nestle into the warmth of their embrace, nuzzling his head against them for hours on end, all the while letting out a soothing and contented purr.
Not only did he have great relationships with the rest of the family, but he also emerged as the top dog in the pack.
Dexter’s pack of dogs not only respected him but also went to great lengths to protect him. This was probably because Dexter showered everyone with unconditional love. Like most felines, Dexter enjoyed conversing and demanding food at an ungodly hour every morning. His meows were often disgruntled, and he would persist until his cravings were satisfied. As expected of a typical cat, Dexter was the undisputed ruler of the household.
Taking pleasure in a preferred pastime: snuggling.
Dexter, the adorable kitty, was filled with joy and contentment during his time with his loving family. He spent two more delightful years with them before he passed away and moved on to a better place. His family will always cherish the happy memories he brought into their lives during his short stay. May Dexter rest in peace.
Saving a life is always possible, no matter how late it may seem. Wonderful animals are eagerly waiting to be adopted and find their forever home in shelters all around the country.
Take a look at Dexter’s heart-touching video below: