Scooter the Siamese Cat Is 20 Years Old

Scooter the Siamese Cat with Ann on his 20th birthday

April 10 was Scooter’s 20th Birthday — that’s 100 in Cat Years.

For his birthday, he received fresh catnip, several brushings, and escorted outings whenever he wanted.

Pictures of Scooter on his birthday

Getting Scratched

Scooter’s birthday naturally raises the question: How would it feel to be 100 years old?

In many ways, I want to be like Scooter when I’m 100 years old…

When I’m 100, I hope I can run up two flights of stairs at 2:30am and howl.

When I’m 100, I hope that I can walk over a deep ravine on a narrow log without falling in.

When I’m 100, I hope that I have a "Watcher" to look out for me when I’m out in the world.

When I’m 100, I hope I have warm, loving bedmates to snuggle with.

When I’m 100, I hope I can run faster than any human in the neighborhood.

When I’m 100, I hope I’m as thin and flexible as Scooter (he can lick the middle of his back).

When I’m 100, I hope I can remember my old friend Scooter.

May 5, 2002

Scooter the Siamese Cat getting scratched on his 20th birthday