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Sir Pouncelot's early life is undocumented, but he is believed to have been born in 2000. Some suspect he may have understated his age, and might have been born as early as 1999. He came to us in February 2001, and nearly met an untimely fate as a result of a freak velcro accident.

But soon he came to trust us.

He became very useful around the house. Helping select recipes ...

... checking for mice ...

... watering the garden.

He was rarely idle.

In May 2005, he fell ill. Within weeks, that was that.

He was such a handsome boy.

Sir Pouncelot's slide show