Scruffy came to us as a stray approximately 2 years old. He was a dirty, sorry looking mess and had obviously not been treated well but he quickly put his trust in us and we did everything we could to see that his last 11 years were carefree and enjoyable. He especially liked to follow us out into the pasture when we changed sprinkler pipe knowing that "Dad" would Uber him back to dry grass so he didn't have to get his feet wet.
Vets and friends alike remarked what a nice cat he was. Many people who don't like cats said to us that if all cats were like Scruffy, they might change their minds about having a cat. They'll never know what they missed.
Scruffy came to be a most handsome cat with not a mean bone in his body. He's very missed and there will never be another like him.
Rest in Peace, buddy.