I adopted Elwood( formerly known as Arsenal) almost a year ago. My husband and I brought our kids in to see the kitties and puppies, and really didn't have any intention on adopting. But my husband found Elwood and as soon as his cage was opened Elwood jumped into my husbands arms, purring loudly, and just snuggling right in and that's all it took for my husband to fall in love. Lucky for us you all had a promotion that any cat over 2 was free for military( we are both veterans).
He instantly made himself right at home, very protective over our 1 year old son and is honestly the most laid back and patient cat ever. You would never guess that he is almost 9 years old.
Elwood loves to cuddle and gives kisses if you ask him... My husband often jokes with " who adopted who" because he has become such a great addition to our family, that we can't imagine our lives without him. To make things even better, my mom who lives in a different state has a cat the same age as Elwood and they look like identical twins. How ironic is that?