His name was Albie but we (me and my sis) called him Albatross and we had him for ten good years. He was very vocal and loved to bite and claw to let us know it was petting time or feeding time. We loved him very, very much and I hope he has a little spot in heaven where he can get more treats. Gosh, I'm crying again.
ETA: Thank you for the hugs and the comforting words and the sympathy. I didn't realize just how hard this would be and I never thought Albie would ever go. Thank you.