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This family made a sling for their 17-year-old cat so he can be pet constantly

17-year-old cat carried around in a sling cat-happy
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Ricky, a 17-year-old Siamese cat loves being the centre of his family’s attention.

By Dawn Parrish

Published on the 11/04/2019, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:50

This elderly cat might be suffering from arthritis, but he loves nothing more than lots of attention from his owners. It certainly seems that getting lots of cuddles and strokes help his aches and pains and its clear he adores it when he can be pet constantly.

The 17-year-old cat is quite demanding

The senior feline appears to demand lots of his owner’s attention. He’s certainly become much more clingy as he gets older, wanting to be with his family whenever he can. Debbie Morse, the Siamese cat’s owner, recently got very inventive. She took a cotton bandage sling, usually used to support a broken or a sprained arm and placed this around her neck. She then scooped up the 17-year-old cat and placed him inside the sling, close to her body.

The Siamese cat is pet constantly

Even when Debbie is doing the housework, she carries the elderly cat around with her in this sling papoose. Ricky loves to be close to his humans and he now gets even more cuddles and affection. This extra attention is sure to help with his arthritis aches and pains. The senior cat has been with this family for many years and adores being included in everything they do. It’s obvious he’s quite a pampered kitty too.

Felicity Morse, Debbie’s daughter, recently posted a video of Ricky, the blue point Siamese kitty on Twitter. The 17-year-old cat was spotted relaxing in a sling and enjoying some cuddles. Around 200,000 people have viewed the video with many pet lovers commenting about how they have also cared for their elderly pets.


Our 17 year old arthritic Siamese cat is getting old and stiff and deaf but still wants cuddles and attention so Mum has made him a sling papoose for portable cuddles and strokes time while doing the housework

Posted by Felicity Morse on Sunday, April 7, 2019

https://twitter.com/FelicityMorse/status/1114980995508461569 https://tw