Growing up, we had 2 cats that lived until 12 and 13.
But my kitty right now has them beat. Mistoflees is 15 years old this month.
He gets a clean bill of health from the vet every year
When Sneaky Pie bugs him, he lets her know he's annoyed
We got him when we moved into the house. He's lived through a med deployment when it was just the 2 of us, and then 2 kids. And he's put up with Sneaky Pie for the last 6 years, and she is a pest. She'll "hide" and then jump on him (annoying the heck out of him too).
And he was always so good around them, never bit or scratched them when the girls were little. I always remember him jumping over the baby gates when he'd had enough of the kids
I don't think he'd be able to do it now.
It's going to be so hard when we have to say good-bye to this cat. Hopefully it's not going to be for a couple of years.