If a real cat isn't an option for you, this could be a way around that.
Toy company Hasbro is offering a new adult toy, Companion Pets, targeted specifically for seniors. The "Joy for All" pets are robotic cats that "look, feel and sound like real cats," Hasbro says.
There are three different-colored cats to choose from on the website. All are priced at $99.99.
"Companion Pets respond to petting, hugging and motion much like the cats you know and love. This two-way give-and-take helps create a personally rich experience that can bring fun, joy and friendship to you and your loved ones ages 5 to 105," reads a product description.
The toys are made with built-in sensors that respond to motion and touch. The cats also mimics real purring, complete with slight vibrations.
Although the pets are for any age, Hasbro is marketing them specifically for older adults who may not be able to care for real pets.