Charlie is such a sweet-natured old cat. He has always been a bit shy, especially around kids and dogs, but once caught, he tolerates so much torture with nothing more than a call for "MMMMMMOMMMM". He is 14 now, although I don't know his exact birthdate. I got him as a 5 month old kitten, when the Humane Society brought him to the hospital I was working for after he had "fallen" more than 6 floors from an apartment building. He had a bad break in his hind leg and a broken nose. He wore a cast for months, and was left with a significant limp. But he still likes to play with mice.