This big guy is Solomon (he prefers King Solomon or Your Highness…hahaha!) I adopted him from AWS about a year and a half ago and he was 11 years old at the time! I came for a visit to the shelter after losing my sweet kitty babies of 15 and 18 years (who were also both AWS adoptions as kittens). I originally came to see about a kitten or two … but this old guy and I fell in love at first sight! He will be 13 years old in just a couple of months and I love him so much! I am so happy that I get to make his golden years full of so much LOVE and to give him the care that he needs and deserves! He gives so much more to me than I offer to him, he filled a very big hole in my heart at a time when I was so sad…but now, he is totally Mama’s guy and we are inseparable. He follows me around the house like a lil puppy! I just wanna encourage EVERYONE to consider adoption of an older pet. This is admittedly a first for me, I have always wanted kittens, mostly for the longevity. But now that I have known the JOY of bringing home an older baby that needs a family, I think I will always go this route.