I got Lovey about 7 years ago when his original family moved to Australia. He was a unique cat from the beginning. I have included some pictures that best capture his personality.
He was a loner among my cats.....except for when he was "dating" Minnie. Minnie would alternate between Lovey and Miles, my 19 year-old. I noticed this summer she had sworn off both of them. It's odd how animals inside form alliances/pacts/relationships just as they would in the wild. They have those they like---and those they don't.
Lovey did NOT like Humpty Dumpty (I named neither of them!). He would back him against a wall and torment him with a deep-throated war cry....then when he was done, he either flipped on his side or merely walked off.
Lovey was a smokey gray color, so for many years he wore a Christmas collar year round so I wouldn't step on him since he blended in with the green carpet at night. One day he took it off and refused to wear it again. I have no idea how he got it off, but he did. Here he is in one of his favorite spots: my garden tub.
And he absolutely was relentless about fresh water from the bathroom sink! Here he is in the sink and teaching the new baby, Sparkles, who loved him.
I also believe that I will see all of them again in heaven one day. The Bible does speak of animals in heaven, and God is God, so why wouldn't mine be there?