My kitty, Belle is 17 years old today. That's really old for a cat. She is probably one of the oldest pets I've ever had. My other cat, CJ only lived to be 14 and he seemed ancient at the time. This isn't a current picture of Belle. This one was taken sometime around 2007. Sadly, Belle's age has really caught up with her and she's not doing too well right now. She's barely eating and is getting very, very skinny. I think her little body is just shutting down, to be honest. I hate seeing her like this, but I know there's no point taking her in right now. I know what any vet would say. I'm just trying to keep her comfortable. She's been sleeping behind the chair in my bedroom a lot these days. It breaks my heart to see her like this because I feel her days are few. As much as I want to be happy about it being her birthday, my heart aches for her. Happy Birthday to my Little Old Lady!