Our 17 year old cat, Albert, passed away in 2011. I have always had cats but was thinking I really wanted to get new carpets, so I didn't want to get a new cat (Albert tore up the edge of the carpet if a door was closed and he couldn't get into a room). Then we saw a Devon Rex, called Nalaa who melted my heart. She makes me laugh, they calm you down, and they are great company. That is what matter. Enjoying life. Change your mindset and enjoy life.