I had them since I was 7. Nero & Flopsy, 2 sisters, daughters of my previous cat, Batman. As I grew up with them, I spent a lot of time with them and they were there for me when I needed them or had a difficult time. That might sound weird to some, but people with pets will understand. They were the kindest and most loving animals I ever had.
They were part of the family. And they will be missed dearly.