Hi Spapad - my bad for not clarifying - it was my childhood cat that made it to 22....Nita (the Rottie/Doberman) was about 15 or 16 I believe. My boss at my first job had an English Bull Terrier named Lucy (his name was Ricky, how cute is that :), he used to bring it to his store every day. She was a real character. No matter how many times he'd bathe her or not, she always smelled like salami....very condusive to good business in fine jewellery retail! NUPE - I had a beautiful rabbit as a kid....but we ended up giving her to a farm (hopefully my parents weren't lying !!!! Years later, I went to Italy to meet my dad's side of the family, and to my absolute horror, everywhere we went, rabbit was the mail course for dinner....I didn't eat well for weeks !