Senior Pets Rock: Meet Coltrane

Coltrane and his tie

How old are you?

I am about 12 years old.

Where did your name come from?

I was named after John Coltrane, the jazz musician.

How did you come to your forever home?

I came to live with momma, after an ex-bf of momma’s who lived with her, moved out one day while she was at work, and left me behind.

Who do you snuggle the most?

I only live with momma, so I snuggle the most with her.

I read you have a girlfriend, may I see a picture of her?

Yes, her name is Cleo and she is much younger than me (8 yrs old, I think ) , but attached herself to me when she was just a kitten..

Coltrane giving Cleo kisses
Coltrane giving Cleo kisses

What are your favorite toys?

We have a green fuzzy worm that I like to play with, a stuffed green mouse I kind of like, and I like milk rings.. probably the most..

Coltrane and his green worm
Coltrane and his green worm

Where is your favorite spot to sleep?

Coltrane snoozing in his favorite spot
Coltrane snoozing in his favorite spot

My fave spot to sleep is on one particular sofa cushion, it’s all squished down from where I lay on it, all the time..

Do you have any fursiblings you live with? If so, how many and who are they?

I have several siblings.. Cats are Lilly (who’s almost 21 yrs old) Lizzy, who is about my age, Marlowe, (he’s about 11) Cleo (8 yrs old) Buttons (8 yrs old) and our foster failure Ellie (about 3) and our foster kitty Jimmy, he’s only about 1 yrs old.. and we have a Doggie, Watson, a shitzu, who’s 12..




What would you like to say to people who are worried about adopting an older pet?

Older kitties are great!! We aren’t as rambunctious as kittens, don’t get underfoot as much, we usually has more house manners than young cats.. we already know how to use the litter box(usually) and we like to snuggle more than play, sometimes.. I think we are also more laid back and less demanding than kittens or young cats.

Coltrane & Cleo snuggling
Coltrane & Cleo snuggling

Here’s a pic of Cleo.. she’s also in the Coverphoto on my fb page with me.. all snuggled together..Momma says she is my kitty, not hers.. She pays much more attention to me than she ever does momma…

Author’s Note: Many thanks to Coltrane and his mommy for answering the questions and sharing the wonderful story of Coltrane. You can visit him and the family on facebook. Pictures were used with permission.

This article is a part of the Senior Pets Rock theme. Please click on the image for more Senior Pet Interviews. This logo was made by the wonderful Miss Ann of Pawsitively Pets. Please check out her blog. 

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5 Replies to “Senior Pets Rock: Meet Coltrane”

  1. We lubz Coltrane’s story n da fact he haz hiz bery own Cleo kitteh!!! 🙂
    What a lot of lubly kittehz all happy together n wif dere own poochie too!!!
    Must be Kitteh heaven dere!
    Nylablue n Sherriellen

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