We got Little Bear when he was a 10 week old kitten. He was a very special boy and was definitely my little love.
As you can see, he was quite handsome, and was one of the most affectionate cats ever. He loved to head-bump, slept with us every night, greeted me with great enthusiasm every day when I got home from work. He was a great companion.
Sadly, in September 2012 he was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma tumor in his cheek. Radiation knocked the tumor back a bit and kept it at bay, and despite that and other medications, the cancer did its nasty work hidden from all of us.
We helped him cross the rainbow bridge on March 9. We'll always miss him.