My family used to have a cat that lived to be around 22 years old. Her name was Tooty. When we moved into our home around 1996, the old man next door had about 10 outside cats. Tooty & her sister Granny Morris were the oldest. Granny M passed away soon after we moved in, but Tooty kept on living until late 2005 or so. She had lost some of her teeth, & her hearing, but got around fine. She actually became a lap cat for the first time in her life. She had always been stand-offish, & she was the matriarch of all the cats for many
years. She was an unforgettable cat, even went after my aunts dog, who was over 100 pounds at the time. The poor pup never saw it coming, he was in a household with cats who were his buddies, & when he came to our place, he was attacked by Tooty...who had just delivered kittens a few weeks before.
I miss her, & all the other cats I've ever had...there's about 50 of them somewhere up there, purring their little hearts out & I'm sure Tooty is still the main cat!