I've had a cat since I was 9. Her name is Brandi. I recently found out she is approaching that age where she is too old to go on.
Since she is my cat, what happens to her is my decision. I refused to let my mother have her put to sleep since she is one of the family. Brandi will die naturally at home, where she belongs.
I'm 22 now, to give you an idea of how old she is. She will be missed when she passes.