Most folks are looking for a 'pet'. They don't quite realize that they're getting sooo much more! There is really no other word yet to replace "pet", which smacks of 'toy', or 'amusement'. Is it just me? Our companion animals are our teachers, inspiration, comfort, example of how to live; on and on. They are all divinely wonderful: every one! Mine come to me at random: whoever has been found injured or sick, those who are unwanted, or not wanted enough for their people to find a way to take them along when they move. There's not a single one who does not amaze and inspire me, and, as well, put me to shame. I know that they forgive us for our superficial choices: the interesting colored one, or one with unusual markings are chosen. Or the 'brand name' cats, such as 'Maine Coons'. I appreciate that folks want to know how the future relationship will go, but that's just not realistic. Black cats don't photograph as well, that's true, but if anyone gives much thought to it, they find out that they are all too often left behind at adoption days.
Help bring some justice to the feline species on adoption day! Pick the one who needs love and sanctuary the most: you'll be SO glad you did!!!