This little guy has been, and will always be, my favorite cat. He was one of my “office cats” (who were banished when we got a new boss). We originally named him Norma Rae, but quickly realized we’d incorrectly identified his gender. He was quickly rechristened Samuel Gompers (after the American Federation of Labor’s first president).
You could hold him like a baby and he was outgoing and loving. He was the strongest, most athletic cat I’ve ever seen, but went out of his way to avoid trouble and had a gentle soul.
He had to be put to sleep tonight because his kidneys failed.
Sam, my favorite love bug, you will be forever missed. I hope you get ALL the treats in kitty heaven.