I am forty years old, and my youngest cat is five. Even if she lives to a ripe old kitty age of 25, I will only be 60 years old. The average life expectancy in the U.S., at least according to a recent United Nations study, is 78.9. I don’t know about you, but I intend to live to at least 100 –and I dread the thought of spending my last twenty to forty years without a kitty companion “just in case” I don’t make it that long. However, I equally dread the thought of leaving my furry best friend alone in the event of my passing.