Casper was rescued while Dr. Shawn Hook was in veterinary school. He helped Dr. Hook study many of nights, help being the operative word. He was big cat, but a lover of everyone. He developed kidney disease in 2007 and then developed diabetes in 2008. On December 24th of 2011 he developed a saddle thrombus and lost use of his back end. He left this mortal world in the company of family and loved ones and will be greatly missed.