Meet Tiki Baby. She's our old girl at 15. She's quiet, honoring us with meows every now and then. She doesn't rip snort or act like a lunatic like some other kitties in the household. She sleeps a lot and while she still gets around fine she's not as limber as she used to be.
We let her go outside in the backyard with us in the summer because we know she can't go far and she can't go fast. But when she thinks it's time to go outside she can run down the stairs and beat us to the door. Tiki's a good old girl.