Gizmo is our oldest cat. At 15 years old, she’s still sleek, svelte, and full of kittenish behavior. She has most definitely slowed down in recent years, but she still loves to play as much as she loves to sleep. In fact, her favorite game is to chase us through the house in the dark, attacking, but not quite actually biting, our feet.
She’s also the queen of the house. She doesn’t take anything from anybody. Kali trills whenever she makes eye contact. Chase will back away from her as soon as he makes eye contact, or if Gizmo gets too close. Aria and Gizmo don’t avoid each other, but they don’t really associate, either. Gizmo is her own cat, and she owns it like the queen she is.
She has stopped eating full meals a lot of the time, but she does still eat, and our vet says that she’s still very healthy. She’s also maintaining her weight despite not eating as much. It’s strange. But, she’s a cat, and a dominant cat, at that. Even we do what she says.