That's great! I had one that lived to almost 20 and one that lived to almost 21. I'm thankful for all of mine, too. This time last year I was reaching the end of the road with my beloved Simon, who had PKD.
What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!
This year, my cat is thankful for me and I'm really enjoying her.
Smart, loyal old lady cat has put up with sub-standard living conditions for several years before I rented a place that was optimal for her. Not that I didn't try before, but I didn't realize how much they were not working until I saw her Spread Her Wings in this place. Cat likes the back porch, the covered front porch, the close-by trees around for claw sharpening, no other cats in the immediate vicinity so that she can feel safe while out in nature.