I acquired Teddy E. in August of 91 (age 3-4 yrs) and he was with me until March of this year. It took me a year to tame him (he was a wild cat) and he was by my side for the rest of his life. He is still greatly missed to this day.
We were never sure if his left front paw was like that from birth or if he was injured at a young age. He always moved faster than my other cats, specially if there were pork chops around!