We only had him about 4 months, he was a stray that wondered up and me, my husband and my three year old fell in love with him from that start. He kept us sane, my in-laws have two cats, but my daughter can't get close to them, because they don't like kids, and they really don't like me or my husband, they will let us pet them, but the only ones they like are their owners. Spooky showed up, and didn't even come to me or my husband first, he was interested in Chea, lol. they hit it off, then he came investigating us. He earned his name, for the longest time he wouldn't allow anyone near him unless it was us. He was my coat kitty, every time I went to the door(during the cold snaps) he would meow until I put on my HUGE jacket (it could easily hold me and my three year old) go out and pick him up, he would snuggle down into it with me and we would sit and he would purr (i don't think he ever stopped purring..lol.
He got sick, we didn't know what was wrong, Monday morning came around and we took him to the vet, and he tried to go into respiratory arrest.. They put him on oxygen until we could get him to a animal hospital, when we arrived there, they said his lungs weren't holding air, and that he was dying slowly and in a lot of pain. So we had to put him down.(and I cry again!) I know that he loved us, and we dearly love him, and hope to see him again