At the time of this photo, Katie was 17 yrs and Finn was 11. She raised him from 8 weeks on. She is is mommy, sister, security blanket, everything. Unfortunately, we lost Katie a month a go, and Finn has been upset (as have I). He can't handle rainstorms without her. But he is CHANNELING her; at Thanksgiving, after 11 years of NEVER eating people food, he demanded turkey from the table, something Katie used to do (she used cuteness, he used surprise and a VERY loud voice).
We rescued Tia Maria (right) from a factory when she was barely weaned. Our older cat, Sushi, took her under her wing and completely mothered her, even though Sushi is spayed and has never had any babies. Two and a half years later, they still sleep, play and groom together. It's difficult to see in these photos, but the tabby patch on Sushi's side forms a heart :)