Penny and Ember: Rescue or shelter: local Petsmart/ Age at adoption: 10/ Year adopted: not listed.
I had been without a cat in my life for 8 years [edited for length], and... had originally planned on getting an adorable little orange ball of fluff, aka: a kitten, but this was a grown cat. Not only was it older, they had figured that it was about 10 years old, but it was dirty, didn't seem to care if anybody was there or not... had health issues, had been living in a field by itself just trying to stay alive... I asked if I could pick her up, and then did. She didn't seem to want to be picked up, but once I got her up in my arms, not only did she settle down, but she started purring, and purring so hard, she was slobbering on me! She even had my glasses all smudged up! But, then I started thinking about how I was wanting a young, healthy, perfect kitten, so I put this cat back and left the store. I got in my car and drive away. Imagine my surprise to discover that I was parking in front of PetSmart, and walking up to the guy in charge of the rescues and telling this man, "I HAVE TO HAVE MY CAT!"
The next time I was driving away from Petsmart, I had 'Ember', in a carrier in the seat next to me, and a trunk full of cat essentials! People tell me that I probably saved her life, but I think she saved mine as well. Thank you for letting me share... Penny W.