My boy Tigger is 18. I've had him for about 9 years now. I got him and another cat Cinnamon from a roomie who moved backed to Az and didn't want to cross country with them, a dog, and a 3 month old baby. She knew they were in good hands and had in fact bonded quite well with me and my dog. Had to have my pup Chauncy put down when he was 19. Blind, deaf, quit eating and was just wasting away. Cinnamon had kidney failure and had to put him down at 16 years old about 2 years ago. Tigger has lost some weight in the past 2 years but he eats twice a day and is healthy. We call it the old folks home around here.