This is my boy Scruff. He is 15 years old. He's been my buddy for the last 12 years. Lately his health has been weak, but he is a fighter and is hanging on for dear life. I am pretty sure he already used up all of his 9 lives plus a couple. The vet diagnosed him with liver cancer, probably very serious pancreatic problems too. But trough it all I often catch him playing with his little toys under the bed or in the closet, and still knows how to demand being petted 'the right way'.
Picture by: Eliana Kaplan