I know there are a lot of cat owners on this board, so I thought I would get some perspective on this.
In early July, I took in my aunt's 3 cats because she was hospitalized indefinitely. Several people here helped me with my new found litter woes. My aunt's condition has deteriorated significantly. She can't see well, so she can't read or watch tv. She can barely sit up. She is lucid sometimes, and hallucinates others - but the hallucinations are things we can work around - we just go along with them. She talks a lot about being with her cats again.
The nursing home allows pet visits. One of the cats is a very docile 20+ year old siamese who is in remarkably good health. She might be deaf, but I am pretty sure her vision is good because she can jump on things, and she finds me wherever I am to cuddle.
My parents think a visit from a cat would cheer her up. The siamese is the only one I think would behave enough to visit.
What do you think about this from the CAT'S perspective? Is this just terrifying?