This is my very beloved orange tabby that we've had for 10 years now. I love her so much! She was at an animal shelter and was on their "short timers" list, meaning that she had been there too long without being adopted and was only 2 to 3 days away from being euthanized. She wasn't a kitten, she was about a year old and grown cats just can not compete with the kittens when it comes to adoption.
She is so gentle, quiet and calm, affectionate and very responsive to conversation and as you can tell, I adore her! I'm so glad we took her!
What a lovely story, Marigold! Your cat seems like everything you say, so calm and gentle. Isn't it lovely that you were able to rescue her and give here those extra years of life. I love your rug too!