I love cats, too.
I had a female tortoiseshell (b.1995, d. 2008) who I named Tequila.
I also had a male ginger (b. about 2003, d., 2012), Phoenix, who we took in from a friend who emigrated to the USA in April 2000.
jrinaldi also had two cats when we first met; they have also now died.
We are in the process (as it were) of getting new ones.