I call animals "guardians of Being," especially animals that live with humans. Because, for many humans, it's through their contact with animals they get in touch with that level of being. Eckhart Tolle
Give seniors a chance - They are so loving and no trouble. Flo has gotten even lovelier with age (If that is possible to imagine!). After adopting her, we would only consider seniors now as it has been such an amazing experience.
Good luck Dori. If Flobers wasnt such a lady boss, I would be looking at you for myself!