Renzo is my little black, part Siamese tomcat. He came to me as a homeless stray kitten. He cost me over $1000 when I was working part-time, due to an intestinal blockage due to living on the streets and eating Gord knows what. He got lost or ran away in the autumn (on Halloween!) when he was 12 and was missing for 5 weeks; I thought I'd never see him again. He returned a wraith of a cat but brebis noire the vet and other friends helped me nurse him back to health.
He will be 19 this week, don't know exact date of course; tend to celebrate him on the 18th between St-Patrick and St-Joseph, but any convenient day is good.