Trouble was a domestic shorthair. She was born in 1991. I picked her out at the pound because when she saw me, she climbed up the wire front of her cage, then started reaching her arms through the holes, begging me to pick her up. Little did I know that this was the most athletic thing she would ever do.
Trouble peacefully went to sleep July 20, 2011, after a long, slow decline. She was purring until the very end.