Twitch is my cat. He's roughly 16-17 years old, and I've known him longer than most humans. He's surly, demanding, hilarious, and despite his advanced age, he still plays like a kitten.
I adopted him -- my first ever pet adoption -- when I was still in Pennsylvania. He has extra toes, a bum thyroid, and a giant heart.
Despite, according to the vet, having the "skeleton and organs of a three-year old cat," his thyroid is fried, which means he requires medicine twice a day. He almost died a few months ago because of it, though he's recovered now. The only side effects seem to be increased appetite and some bony-ness on his back half.
I love the little guy, but it's pretty clear that he's nearing the end of his life, so I've been taking more pictures of him. Because he's awesome.
[[Update: Twitch died at home, in the arms of the people who loved him, on 5 November 2012. RIP, little buddy.]]
Jul 6, 2012