Flash Flood Watch
until MON 12:00 AM MST, Grand Canyon Country, Coconino Plateau, Yavapai County Mountains, Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County, Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County, Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County, Western Mogollon Rim, Eastern Mogollon Rim, White Mountains, Northern Gila County, Yavapai County Valleys and Basins, Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons, Western Pima County including Ajo/Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells, Upper Santa Cruz River and Altar Valleys including Nogales, Tucson Metro Area including Tucson/Green Valley/Marana/Vail, South Central Pinal County including Eloy/Picacho Peak State Park, Southeast Pinal County including Kearny/Mammoth/Oracle, Upper San Pedro River Valley including Sierra Vista/Benson, Eastern Cochise County below 5000 ft including Douglas/Wilcox, Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton/Safford, White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee Counties including Hannagan Meadow, Galiuro and Pinaleno Mountains including Mount Graham, Chiricahua Mountains including Chiricahua National Monument, Dragoon/Mule/Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains including Bisbee/Canelo Hills/Madera Canyon, Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains including Mount Lemmon/Summerhaven, Baboquivari Mountains including Kitt Peak, Aguila Valley, Northwest Valley, Tonopah Desert, Gila Bend, Buckeye/Avondale, Cave Creek/New River, Deer Valley, Central Phoenix, North Phoenix/Glendale, New River Mesa, Scottsdale/Paradise Valley, Rio Verde/Salt River, East Valley, Fountain Hills/East Mesa, South Mountain/Ahwatukee, Southeast Valley/Queen Creek, Superior, Northwest Pinal County, West Pinal County, Apache Junction/Gold Canyon, Tonto Basin, Mazatzal Mountains, Pinal/Superstition Mountains, Sonoran Desert Natl Monument, San Carlos, Dripping Springs, Globe/Miami, Southeast Gila County

Senior kitties relax through their golden years at Cat's Cradle in Lutz

It's a cat's paradise and it's designed for the more senior members of the feline family. It's the Cat's Cradle Sanctuary in Lutz, run by a special couple who live for rescuing kitties of all kinds.

While they're no spring kittens, their golden years are looking pretty good.

"They really do love attention," Terry Jenkins said. "Whenever we sit still, we're inundated with cats."

Cat's Cradle is not like most shelters. They only take senior cats that have no chance of being adopted.

"What we're trying to do here is to give these senior cats a wonderful environment for their final years," Bruce Jenkins explained.

There's a jungle hut, an elevated bridge system to roam, and sounds of the rainforest are piped into some areas so the cats can get a sense they're out in the wild. In other areas, the music is more relaxed for those who prefer a cat nap over catnip.

There's also a bistro room - complete with a TV and disco ball - for the occasional catnip party.

Bruce and Terry Jenkins originally built what they called Frontierland as a play area for their kids. When they grew up, it transformed into this last resort - emphasis on the resort - for aging felines.

"They do come from pet environments, at least at some point in their life, so they do value attention," Terry said.

It's a never-ending mission.

"We can never leave overnight. This is a full-time passion," she explained.

Expenses can run over $1,000 a month, but the purrs are priceless.

If you want to learn more about what else they do at Cat's Cradle, how you can help their mission or even watch a live webcam of the cats, visit http://www.cats-cradle.org/