I am not much of a cat person. I am allergic to them. I do not necessarily like them as an inside pet because of my allergies and the enormous amount of hair they shed. However, Ruby, the cat that resides at my mother's house is one cat I sort of actually like. Ruby has definitely outlived her nine lives. As an outdoor cat, her fourteen-plus years of life, while not a record, are still pretty impressive. I do not think she even realizes she is a cat, as she acts more like a dog. She seems to be still in pretty good health though she is a bit slower these days. It will be a sad day when she finally dies, but for now she just keeps going.