I got Blackjack when I was 7 years old, from a farm near ours where we rented land - she was part of a litter of barn kittens.
Blacky will be 22 this spring, she looks pretty good for her age if you ask me.
She is my slightly insane (she is my cat after all), very loving, highly entertaining, attention-whore or a cat.
She drives me absolutely crazy from time to time, but I love her dearly.
This morning's photo (below) shows that often times she wants nothing to do with me, or my camera ; )