Just like the movie, "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", there is a loving home in London for retired cats.
Homeless after years with a faithful human, retired cats often find themselves homeless when their human 'family' member is no longer able to live on their own or pass on.
A local shelter is often where these treasured furlines find themselves, confused and often still mourning the loss of their best friend.
The retired house guests each have their distinctive personalities.
I had the opportunity to meet the kindhearted woman who manages this haven for retirees. She describes her 'guests':
"I share my home with 7 elderly cats, whose safety is of paramount importance to me. They go in the garden but never out of the front door."
During my visit I was ignored by most of the guests but one friendly 'fur' face stopped in my room to see who had moved in.