Ziggy is 12. She's been with me for almost all of her life. We've moved 10xs, lived in 3 states: CO, OR, CA. She travels and camps well. She once lived alone in the wild for 5 weeks on the wild & scenic Poudre River. The 1st five years of her life she had a companion, Shadow the dog, who died, which was traumatic for her. She's smart , savvy, and small, about 8lbs. Like most cats, she mostly sleeps - her favorite place is on my lap.