Scooter was my parents' cat. They received him as a kitten at Christmas 1996, the same time I received my nice new 35mm camera- hence this picture of Scooter, with the opened xmas wrappings behind him. He was a great, playful cat and loved to roam in the ravine out behind my parents' house. Last week Scooter became very ill and the vet confirmed that he had a large tumor on his liver. He was only six, in the prime of his life by cat standards. We're all sad to see him go.