I was found in a dumpster, covered in oil. I enjoyed running as fast as I could; getting my adopted Sister in trouble, virtual hunting; and catnip on demand. I endured a perineal urethrostomy, and a nephrectomy with resulting congestive heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. I battled a bladder mass to the end. I took 5 lousy tasting medications daily. I enjoyed my home life and battled my illnesses with dignity, defiance and strength.