We had our lovely cat Kahlua with us for about 12 years, maybe a bit less however after such a long time you lose count - it feels like forever though. You get the idea. After she passed away and we were grieving for some time, we felt the urge to fill the void. So after some looking for cats and kittens at various places, we settled for "Silver", a few months old kitten. Her full name given to her is "Silver Shadow".