1993(ish) to January 28, 2008.
Note: In mid-January 2008, we realized that Spot had gotten very, very thin. A trip to the vet showed that he was having issues with his pancreas and kidneys, and had an underactive thyroid. He was put on medication, and seemed to rally at first, but then stopped eating completely. We could do nothing for him, and made the decision to put him humanely to sleep. He was put to sleep looking at his favorite person on earth. We miss him an awful lot.
Spot is the oldest of our cats. He was Fred’s cat before the spud and I moved down here. He showed up as a kitten at the back door of Fred’s apartment, howling but wouldn’t let Fred approach him. He spent many hours meowing, and messed up his voice; after a few days Fred finally got close enough to grab Spot, tossed him in a box and took him to the vet. He’s the most gentlemanly of the four, and doesn’t go looking for fights, but also doesn’t hesitate to put the smack down when one of the other three gets uppity.
Likes: Being left alone, having plenty of food in the food bowl, hiding under the bed, laying on the couch and looking out the window.
Dislikes: Being approached, looked at, or talked about.
Nicknames: big buddy, and buhhhhhhhdy