Why, gee, thanks! I'll be sure to tell King Nicolas T. Cat I (his full title) that he is gaining quite a few devoted and admiring subjects among the servants here at TheCatSite.
(Humans, in case you didn't know, are thought of generally speaking as "servants" by cats unless they are undesirable/unkind, in which case I can't print on such a nice site WHAT they are thought of as.
In his prime, Nikki-T (as he is affectionately known by those closest to him) weighed in at a lovely 20 pounds, and I used to refer to him as "20 pounds of Yellow Cat".
He, magnanimously, LET ME.
Nowadays, he's lost quite a bit of muscle mass, and weighs considerably less; but he's "pushing 17" and going strong.
He rules, as Kristy knows, with a loving (if large) velvet paw (and all of his claws, we hasten to add, smugly and proudly.)
Talk about gorgeous cats! Between you and Kristy, you have some truly stunning feliners. I'm partial to stripes myself (and ebonys, pointers, tuxes, calicos, torties...need I go on?) and particularly love Howler's chic tabby-on-white luxe, Easy's flowing locks and miles of whiskers!, Tino's Aby-esque panache, and, gosh, everything about every one of 'em!
By the way, in my life I have been blessed with Kikko the first while growing up, and Kikko II while at our former house. He is now in sanctuary in a kind and gentle nation to the North.