A friend of mine had a cat for 22 years, I always thought it was amazing. My grandfather had a GSD for 16 years and he was a big dog, I've not known to many of them to live that long either. I've never been that lucky.
A man who looks into a collie's eye to receive an icy stare is but a fool. Be at one with man's best friend and through his eyes you will see his very soul.