- Prone to snapping at passers-by who comment about how old she’s looking.
- Takes medicine to incite functions that used to be naturally occurring.
- Sleeps with one eye open, scaring nearby children.
- Cannot accurately predict pooping anymore.
- Fan of spontaneous mid-day naps.
- Travels from “Oh, fun!” to “I’m over it, see ya” in under 30 seconds.
- Needs ever-increasing help with aspects of appearance that used to be fixed by self-grooming.
- Sometimes wanders into another room for no particular reason that she can recall.
- Happy to see her kids, but also wonders when they’re going to go away.
- Up for it, but only at very specific times.
- Visits to doctor invariably do not resolve symptoms presented, but result in new, previously unsuspected diagnoses.
- Grudgingly interested in upping the fiber content of food she consumes.
- Sometimes catches people looking at her with pity.
- Starting to see the point of ranch houses.
- Going outside is a huge production and ultimately usually not worth the effort.
- Occasionally, friends gently ask what she’ll do “when the time comes.”
- The phrase, “Well, look who’s Grumpy Cat today!” has been used around her.
- Would not trade experience for youth, but misses her old knees.
Is This My 19-Year-Old Cat…Or Me As A 41-Year-Old Woman?
By Shannon Reed,