Max was a "Platinum" (i.e. gray) Burmese cat. He came
into our lives as a tiny kitten in December of 1992. He departed as a tiny
cat in March of 2007.
In between, he was a tiny bundle of self-assuredness -- and a grounding point for us whenever we needed it.
Like most things wondrous, his personality could not have been anticipated, nor can it be replaced.