died today. He was the last of the pre-relationship house animals. He was born in January 2000, and Tom got him at one year old. Tom thought he was a cool red cat and wanted him. And he was a cool cat. He never caused any problems. If he wanted affection he would just sit next to you and wait. He was an indoor and outdoor cat. When I met Tom, Doogie (AKA Duke) was a tomcat, and there were several kittens that looked like him in the neighborhood. I had him neutered and those days were over. He then settled into being house cat and moved onto the farm without any problems. Recently he slowed down and started losing weight. His eye was injured and had to be removed. Then we found out he had kidney failure. He then developed a dental abscess and although that was treated he never recovered. We have been trying to spoil him, making the end of his life as nice as possible. Just last night I was petting him on the couch but today life left him. He will be deeply missed.