Adopting a Middle age cat?
So, I have been thinking for a while about getting my boyfriend a cat for Christmas...He's been wanting one for so long but I have always been hesitant about getting a kitten since they are such hard work and constantly needing to be watched or potty trained....Stuff like that.
I was thinking though of getting him an older cat from the pound. I really want to rescue a cat and I feel like we would be doing the best thing by getting an older one. Plus, hopefully it will be as healthy as possible and already litter box trained. We just don't want a kitten because we go away for days at a time, not long, maybe a weekend here or there and I think an older cat would be able to handle that a lot better than a tiny kitten. So...
All of you guys out there that have adopted older cats, what are some warning signs to look for? I just don't want to get a cat home and realize that its too ___ (crazy, un-potty trained, eats anything, wierd stuff). It would break my heart to have to take a cat back, so does anyone know what to look for when getting an older cat?