Sable was my first Burmese, I bought him when we were living in Texas. Jim's cousin had one and I just fell in love with the breed, their colors and their intelligence. No one told me though, that they could scream like a two year old, that I had to get use to. He would come up to me and scream to eat, scream to be let out and then lovingly sleep with me like a little human, head on the pillow with a blanket over him. Burmese are very cold natured. While living in Texas, I went to Colorado by myself to work while Jim stayed behind, I took Sable with me for companionship. He loved to ride in the car to a limit so the vet gave me valium to give him so he could endure the long ride, I just ended up with a drunk cat on my hands that staggered from the front to the back seat, that trip was a nightmare.
So we moved to Montana from Texas and brought five cats with us, Sable like Mickey became lost after a week, we were sure he had acclimated himself to the area before letting him out, but day after day we looked for him. Ads in the paper and on the 7th day a fisherman called and said he saw this dark brown cat at the river trying to catch fish and hiding out in a cave. This wonderful man came to our house and took Jim to where he had last seen Sable, and thank God, there he was, almost wild, with a wound on his backside from a predator, but once he got home, he returned to normal except he became fearless. If he wanted outside and I wouldn't let him, he would sneak thru a screen window and leap off the second floor roof. He would take on a fox and run it off the property, he showed that burled up look cats have only one time when he was nose to nose with a bear thru the screen door.
He was 15 years old when he became sick with kidney failure, I gave him fluid IV's under the skin twice a day, once before I went to work and then when I got home, Jim even learned to do it, kept his kidneys going for a year. Sable would sit in my lap while the fluids ran and then off like the wind until the next time.
Sable loved our other Maine Coon who died from diabetes, I actually watched him mourn this loss, and I still mourn my loss of Sable to this day, he was so special and so unique. Don't we think that of all our pets?