I had to put one of my kitty cats to sleep today. Missy was 18 1/2 years old. She has been with me since she was six weeks old. We got her and her brother Peanut from one of my daughter's friends on St. Patrick's Day in 1997. Peanut had a congenital anemia and died at age 2 1/2. I am so happy to have had Missy with me for a long time. I will always miss her, just as I do Peanut.