Don't be fooled - he is a pain in the **** !
I took him in as a stray nearly 9 years ago, and for all my trouble, including nursing him to full health, all he has done is make my life a misery. He charges about the house like a mad, crazed bull, knocking things over, breaking and smashing stuff wherever he goes leaving a trail of destruction behind him.
He is very well looked after, but he tries to steal the other cats food, will bully them if he thinks he can get away with it, even at his good weight, he will run up the curtains, and recently broke the wooden curtain pole. He skids across the coffee table and knocks everything flying including mugs of tea or glasses of wine etc., I have a large metal bin in front of my fridge as well as 'child proof' locks on all the cupboards, they present no problem to him - he seems to just click open all doors as if they were made of paper !
He moans, very loudly, for his food, but when I give it to him, he takes a sniff and walks off with his nose in the air.
There are certain times during the day when he is clearly possessed of demonic forces when he looks furtively around the room for something to break or knock over.
It's in his eyes !!
He has broken three cat flaps by just pushing through them when they are locked, no problem, nothing keeps him in or out. He has taken the interior sliding doors right off their hinges, and knocked over more potted plants than I care to remember.
I have lost count of all the treasured possessions he has ruined. Remember this ?
See that lovely Victorian pot on top of the fireplace to the left ? this is what remained of it after he had danced across the fireplace and knocked it onto the marble below, also breaking the white vase.
I absolutely loved this pot. It had value, about £200, but that wasn't why I loved it so much. It was mainly green for a start ! and you can see the lovely Victorian hand made design. I could have cried when I heard the crash and saw what he had done. I have 5 cats and none of them behave like this, they are all perfectly well adjusted and gentle but he is manic !
I love all animals, but in his case I'll make an exception.