When I saw Leo at Bryson’s in March 2003, it was love at first sight – he was really beautiful.

Unfortunately he had FELV (feline leukaemia) but he was healthy enough to look for a foster home. I immediately put myself forward and was granted my wish – Leo came home with me. He was totally unfazed by our dogs – the only thing that ever seemed to bother him was not being allowed out in case he spread the disease to other cats.

Leo never seemed to shut up, always miaowing or purring like a big motorbike – I have never heard such a loud purr in all my life! Leo would stare into our faces from an inch away whilst we slept and scare the living daylights out of us when we awoke to see his pale face looming large!!

On 1st December 2003, after about eight months with us, Leo took quite ill and was admitted to the vets the following morning. Recent tests had suggested he was on top form but out of nowhere a bladder infection came along. It was all it took to take our Leo from us and he passed away at the vets on 2nd December 2003.

We will always miss Leo but are so grateful for the happiness he brought us for those eight months.

Julie & Iain