Just like us, animals are not all given similar life spans. It's not realistic to compare your cat's life span to another cat.It is just I feel if I had Gus euthanized, I may be cheating him out of any good days he may have left.
I was talking about Gus to a few ladies before church today and one said she knew a woman that had a cat 23 years old!
I only had one other cat that made it to 19, a few made it to 18 and most I've had live to between 12 and 15. One exception was on that was 2, but he was hit by a car, so did not have a natural end.