After my last cat had major health issues I had to make the most difficult decision in my entire life. I did not think I was ready but knew I was missing a companion in my life. Pearl was at a shelter almost her entire first year of life until I rescued her. Everyone tends to adopt kittens, so I always go for the older cats that get over looked. As soon as I picked her up she kissed (licked) me on my face. She has a goofy personality and has brought so much laughter in my life.