My husband and I have 4 cats and one dog. One of our cats is 17 years old, already out lived 2 other cats and still going pretty good. The other cats are Missy (mom) and her two boys, Bruiser and Chance. Chance is physically challenged (but he doesn't know it). He was the runt of the litter and only weighed about 3 or 4 ounces when he was born. His back legs are straight with the joints backwards so he can't bend them but he can walk on his back toes. He had a pretty rough start, being the runt, handicapped and then got sick at about 4 weeks old. He's a fighter though and is now 4 years old and can do 99% of what his brother can do. Once I figure out how to post a picture I will. My husband was never a "cat person" when I first met him but he loves cats now.