My GF went to the cat rescue to get a cat a couple of weeks ago. I love cats so was looking forward to having one to play with as they are great fun when they are young.
She came back with a 16 year old one as she felt sorry for it as it had been in the centre for a year and nobody wanted it.
It's a lovely wee thing, very friendly and affectionate but does absolutely nothing. Just sleeps, occasionally it will move from one sleeping spot to another and that's about it. It is pretty much deaf so doesn't even notice when you get in, I suspect it may be slightly senile as well.
No sane person would have chosen this cat. But then again a sane person wouldn't buy leopardskin earmuffs either!
Love the ear muffs
As to rescue cats I would be concerned that as they are generally ill treated moggies they will not be house trained or in fact house trainable. I admire you for going down that route though.
As to fear of cats, no, but I have never liked any cats apart from my childhood pet that died when I was 21, I'm now just approaching 46.
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