Arrival Story: I was in grade 12 and my best friend's next door neighbor's cat had a litter. My friend called me with the news and I begged my Grandma (whom I lived with at the time) until she agreed to let me take a kitten home.
I told the BFF to hang onto a male for me. She picked out a kitten for herself, her sister-in-law, and me. I went to meet him the next day, only to find that my friend's Mother had fallen in live with the male kitten and I had to go next door to pick out another. There were 3 kittens left. Among them was the cutest little tortie fluff-ball! I was instantly in love. She came right up to me, bold and purring.The feeling was mutual!