“He’s friendly and happy to lie on the couch beside you. He likes toys, kids, other cats, and dogs. He purrs rather loudly when he’s happy (like the sleek panther he looks like!), and will lie on the floor with his legs stretched out behind him.” That’s what mom said about me when she very sadly had to relinquish my housemate and me because of her ill health. We’d both spent our lives with her (we were TALGV kitten “alumnae”), so my dreams are filled with visions of a new home where I’ll be fifty shades of lucky and have another family who’ll cherish me just as much as mom did.