Darby and Pumpkin are "empty nest" fillers for me, but Harry was the original filler. He came to live with us the day before Thanksgiving in 2002 -- shortly after Erika went away to college at UC Davis in Northern California.
He is such a sweet, patient kitty. The dog-girls pester him something awful and there have been a few times when I wouldn't have blamed him if he had taken a good swipe at them. But, this gentle boy only threatens to swipe, then heads for higher ground.
Good kitty cat!