Hello from South Carolina
I have belonged to Golden Retriever Forum for years. Today, someone on that forum told me about this forum, so here I am.
I have two cats. One is a "stray who came to stay" over 12 years ago. I don't know how old she was then, but the vet guessed "a year or two" so that makes her somewhere around 13 or 14 now. Her name is Essie (for S C stray cat)
The other is a cat my daughter rescued in 2001 from an animal shelter. His name is Mercury. He was about a year when he was rescued so he is around 10 years old now.
We also have Brooks, the golden retriever, who is 5 years old.