Got mine on February last year, so about a year and a half. Not bad :o
Mine are clear ceramic. Never ever ever get those. Not only do they cost more, but they also stain after eating. Thank God I don't drink coffee/coke often or else they'd stain permanently. That's embarassing
Guessing you have metal? XD
Lol last week, my orthodontist was putting on my last wire, and he casually mentioned I could have coloured elastic chains. I was like... What? All year you could've told me, but no. I get yellow/clear chains that make my teeth look yellow. I was just so wowed.
Guessing yours are metal?
Too bad about the kitty :( Maybe one day you can adopt him yourself? :D That would be awesome. And yeah, if you hurt him (accidentally of course) by clearing his wounds, he'd probably never trust you again :(