This senior kitten was 20 years old when he was adopted by a loving family. They didn’t realize how much love he still had to give.
Meet Dexter the cat.
A family from Utah came to Best Friends Animal Society hoping to adopt a young kitten, but their hearts were stolen by a sweet elderly cat.
Dexter was already 20 years old, and they realized he didn’t have much longer. They took a chance on the toothless old cat and gave him a place to call home for the rest of his life.
Dexter cuddled up to his human, JJ, on the day he moved into his new home, and the two instantly bonded. JJ was adamant about feeding and caring for his new best friend. (A cat dad in the making!)
Dexter showed his family how thankful he was to have a home every day by giving them cuddles and purrs.
He’d burrow into the crooks of their arms for hours, rubbing his head against them and purring like a cat.
He not only got along with his human family, but he was also the wolf pack’s leader.
His pet dogs regarded him as a leader and were fiercely protective of him.
Dexter showed unconditional love to everyone who crossed his path.
He was a talker who requested food at 4:30 a.m. every day. His meow sounded disgruntled, and he wouldn’t let you go until he had what he wanted.
He was, of course, the house’s ruler, in true feline form.
Cuddling was his favorite pastime.
Dexter was the happiest cat on the planet.
Before he crossed the rainbow bridge, he spent another warm and happy two years with his family.
“We will never forget the love and joy he brought to our family in his little time with us. Dexter, may you rest in peace.”
“It’s never too late to make a difference in someone’s life. In shelters across the country, there are many wonderful animals looking for their forever homes.”
Dexter’s beautiful video is here: