Smirnoff is about 12 years old and was an earthquake stray. His rescuer has loved him dearly but is unable to take him along when she moves.
Smirnoff has been through hard times and takes life as it comes. He is a cuddly lap cat who loves company and would prefer an owner who is home most of the time. However, he needs to be an only pet and would not have the patience to cope with small children.
Adopting an older cat can be very rewarding and they make great companions. As they are less active they tend to spend more time indoors and are less likely to get lost or injured. They are particularly suitable for owners who are themselves less active and/or spend most of their time at home.