This is my special friend. He is a gorgeous chocolate Burmese, D.O.B. 24 May 1990, which makes him 18years old next month. In cat years, that's 88!!
His pedigree certificate shows both champions and grand champions on both his parents' sides.
A handsome boy indeed.
Toby's hobbies over the years have included:
chasing other cats
fighting other cats
sleeping in the sunshine
going on holiday in our various caravans and motorhomes
sitting on knees
having lots of cuddles
purring very loudly
watching birds but wondering why other cats catch them
drinking wine! - on the quiet
begging for pieces of chicken
taking up half - sometimes more - of our bed
enjoying being thoroughly spoiled
2 years ago, following a trip to the vet to have his teeth cleaned, Toby suffered a stroke. He recovered really well but a year later he developed slight kidney failure which resulted in high blood pressure. This in turn led to bleeds in his eyes which obviously affected his sight. Since about last September, he has been on pills for both his kidneys and blood pressure and has an anabolic steroid injection every 4 weeks. Apart from all this he is really well, maintaining his weight and the latest news is, his retinas appear to have re-attached and he has a bit of sight once more.
This special pal is going on holiday again next week for a few days and will always live a life of luxury because he is part of my family.