Originally Posted by Soundy
along with various scraps, and whatever wildlife she would catch.
Probably what really contributed to her long life, more than the kibble. But yes, there are plenty of stories of people who had cats that ate utter crap (ie grocery store dry food with hardly a trace of actual meat in it) and still lived to a ripe old age. Doesn't mean that's the secret to good health. Lots of people also smoke and don't get lung cancer.....
There is also a difference between "surviving" and "thriving".