For aging pet owners, the future can be a source of anxiety and loneliness.
“What happens to my pet if I need to go to a home?” an older person may wonder. But if their pet is anything like Mr. Pickles the cat, they do not need to worry; the pet might be able to move in with them as a resident, too!
Mr. Pickles is a tabby cat who one day wandered onto the property of Bayview Retirement Community in Seattle, Washington. Out of warm-heartedness, residents gave him food. That’s probably why he returned. Or maybe it was because his owner was gone all the time for medical reasons, but he needed some company.
Whatever the case, Mr. Pickles came and went for a while before his owner finally walked through the doors. He told the retirement community he was moving and offered to let them keep his cat. Bayview happily agreed to let the cat stay.
The feline has been a furry resident ever since then. He spends his days sleeping beside residents, keeping residents company, and allowing residents to scratch his chin with their canes.
He’s adored by everyone. In fact, those who refuse to talk to other people have taken very well to the cat!