Gandalf (the White)
  1988 - 1998
Gandalf was a hand-me-down cat that went through four or five owners before me.  I believe he was named after the wizard in J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy Lord of the Rings.  In August 1997 he (Gandalf) was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus and became insulin dependent.  After a year he developed complications (advanced kidney dysfunction) and was euthanized on September 30, 1998.  He was a wonderful cat and I'll miss him very much.