Keeping Peaches Warm

Peaches apparently makes a great pillow.

peaches and giuseppe at heater

Peaches and Giuseppe

black cat using calico cat for a pillow

Mewsette Uses Peaches as a Pillow

She is purportedly 19 years old. She came to me four years ago, and a friend of her former owner, who had died told me Peaches was about 15. She looked entirely her age at that time, perhaps because, although  people had been caring for her and her sister in her former owner’s home because the cats were familiar with it, older cats need a little more attention.

peaches giuseppe sunshine

Peaches, Giuseppe and Sunshine

In the cold weather, Peaches tends to sleep in front of the heater vent here in my office/living room, and generously shares it with the Cuddly Kittens, now 2-1/2, who just love their older sister who is less than half the size of the smallest of them. They give her little baths, too, and try to get her to play, but Peaches is all about, food, warmth and sleep.

Peaches is a real joy as a senior foster-turned-household-member, all 5-1/2 pounds of her. I write about her now and then: Feline Faith and Understanding about Peaches’ understanding of the world; Senior Mentoring, Youth Warming Program?, a photo of Giuseppe using Peaches as a pillow on my desk from last year; I Follow My Cats Around With a Sketchpad, showing a little painting of Peaches;  and Senior Pet Adoption Program, showing one of my favorite paintings of Peaches, and an offer to donate to a senior pet adoption program of your choice with the purchase of a print.

Also, on my website, is another article about Peaches and her new retirement hobby of photography written after she had commandeered my digital camera, Area Senior Cat Finds Muse in Photography.


8 Comments on “Keeping Peaches Warm”

  1. […] the attention when they needed it. She didn’t let four boisterous kittens bother her, and in fact they loved their older sister very much. She found them very useful in the winter when she could snuggle in among […]

  2. […] over Cookie, though Cookie may not know, sleeping deeply like the little old lady she is. Just as the younger cats took care of Peaches, so they keep after Cookie, though Mewsette is the most […]

  3. […] was; Giuseppe would gently nudge this way and that until she was settled, then he’d either curl around her or use her as a pillow. Cookie prefers to arrange herself according to her own needs at the […]

  4. […] over Cookie, though Cookie may not know, sleeping deeply like the little old lady she is. Just as the younger cats took care of Peaches, so they keep after Cookie, though Mewsette is the most […]

  5. […] time they were kittens the Big Four took care of their little big sister, curling around her and keeping her warm and comfy for three years, especially on the butterfly rug. I will always remember; I wonder if they […]

  6. […] I’ve posted other photos and stories about Peaches and Giuseppe through the past year, including Keeping Peaches Warm. […]

  7. […] watched this for the past year or so, this from last spring and this from last winter, and there are plenty in between, even from before Peaches went into full chronic renal failure. […]

  8. […] And she’s more than held her own with the arrival of the Big Four. I was concerned what four lively growing kittens could do to a frail tiny cat like Peaches, but she ignores their silly games and they love her, cuddling with her and treating her gently. […]


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