As a kitten he found a piece of swimming suit fabric that had a snake skin pattern in metallic blue and black. He would regularly attack the "snake" and kill it, so as to protect us, maybe? The snake would appear at different parts of the house, and never ceased to startle me just a bit.
His preferred position for sleeping was with his belly up, exposed to the air. I called it his "mommy trap" because I could not resist stroking it any time I passed by.
We will miss him greatly as he added a great deal of love, joy and even laughter to our lives.