2 precious senior cats in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains
I moved to Boulder from New York City about a year and a half ago with my two cats Little and Pumpkin. I work in Tech and travel a fair amount for that plus I love exploring new places. My cats are my heart - their needs come first - and the only part of travel I dislike is leaving them alone. They don't need a lot of hands on playtime (they are 16 and 8 years old so they are pretty chill) but they are happier when some human presence and energy is in the house. The older one (Little) does need some daily medications, but no pilling is required (you do need to be comfortable with subcutaneous injections though). My house is full of light and kitty purrs and once you are thoroughly sniffed and inspected by Pumpkin, you will be welcomed like family.
Our Home & Location
My house is located in the Newlands neighborhood of Boulder (North Boulder west of Broadway). Access to the Mount Sanitas trails is a couple blocks away and North Boulder park is 5 blocks south. The downtown Pearl Street Mall is about a 5 minute drive and routes into the mountains (eg. to Rocky Mountain National Park) are nearby. The house has 2 bedrooms and an office, one and a half baths, L-shaped living room and a kitchen. It is a mid-century brick ranch with a backyard and tons of afternoon sunlight. The neighborhood is quiet and tranquil, a great place to recharge.
Responsibilities & Pets
The key responsibilities are for my two kitties with some extra special attention for Little. Little has chronic inflammatory illness and requires simple medications daily (2 pills 1x/day he eats like treats & one injection of pain meds subQ 1x/day). Because he is almost 17 years old, he also needs some extra loving and a keen eye to see that he is eating, comfortable, and happy. He will return the attention with head butts, snuggles, and lots of thank you purrs.
Pumpkin requires much less care and attention - she is a younger cat, rescued from the streets of Brooklyn, and requires interactions on her terms. In other words, she will sniff your hand and maybe even give you a little kiss, followed by a non-harmful warning bite or swat. She is not aggressive (other than some kitten-style ankle bites every once in awhile) but is also content being in your company rather than on your lap or being petted....
Clean water, fresh food, scooped litter, and medications for Little are the tasks involved. Otherwise, bringing in the mail would be the only house related responsibility. + More info
February 2019 | Annette