Nermal,just saying his name made everyone smile and repeat it , Nermal. Nermal came into our lives on thanksgiving day 1993, I found him so near to dead in the woods around our house , he and his sister abandoned by their stray cat mom ,It was too late for his little sister when I found him I feared that he was dead too , he made the softest sound when I touched him and then no more not sure if he was alive or dead so cold to the touch, I rushed him to my house where we worked on him for about an hour wrapping him repeatidly in warm blankets from the dryer and trying desperately to get him to drink from an eye dropper , He fit in the palm of my hand and couldn’t have been more than 2 weeks old,after about an hour this little angel in grey and white fur began to meow, it was love at first sight, and I was to him his real mommy ,from then on with feedings every 3 hours nermal lived for the next few weeks in a little wicker basket that never left my sight . That first night nermal was introduced to my then boyfriend and now husband , Nermal was the tie that bound us together.my husband thought nermal was the world, and Nermal spent as much time as he could with him .He grew into a 17 pound cat with the personality of the sweetest natured little boy ever . Nermal had a nanny and grampy who also loved him as though he were a human grandbaby. And we always laughed that nermal never missed buying a gift for every occasion.He sat on his hind legs and boxed and his favorite game was hide and seek , which he was very good at ,always when nanna came to visit he got the attention first by taking her to his toy box to show off his toys.He never missed greeting us at the door and was immediately picked up for a shoulder ride.I never knew a cat could have so many expresions and so much personality .Nermal was the light in our lives for 11 years befor he got very ill , he was diagonosed with feline lukemia and had liver failure, the vet said that he may have had it all of his life as he was an indoor cat and that he had lived so long with it because we were always quick to treat any secondary infections lie urine tract infections, this however was no consolation as we were losing our little boy after only 11 years.it has been 3 years since we lost our fur angel and it has taken this long for me to be able to write this.Not one day goes by that I do not think about my little boy . I can not stop feeling lost without him, I love him as much now as when he was here with us and I will love him forever. until the time when we can be together I will keep him in my heart.