In honor of June being National Shelter Cat Month http://www.aspca.org/
From Susan at http://susanneedlehands.etsy.com
I got my cat, Noah, from Kitten Rescue in West Los Angeles through a pet adoption at our local Centinela Pet Store.
Noah is a strapping 18 lb (maybe more?) cream-colored flame point Siamese who loves eating, sleeping, and watching me ride my stationery bicycle. (http://ivy9sdaytoday.blogspot.com/2009/08/noah-and-bike-of-sweat-and-doom.html)
I still remember the day I adopted him, 5-6 years ago. I asked the volunteers if they had a Siamese who purred, and they put him on my lap and he immediately started purring, so it was a done deal. Easy.
Just like his personality. This is the sweetest, most easygoing cat I have ever known. Which is just perfect, he has to put up with my black cat (possibly part feral) at home. She swats at him and he just purrs right back at her. He's so big and sturdy, he doesn't even feel challenged or tormented. He provides the calm to her feistiness, balancing the energy in the house.
Once, he broke his hip and had to stay at the vet for several days to recover from a surgery. I almost didn't get to bring him home--the people who worked at the vet's office loved having him there so much, they didn't want him to leave.
So, there you have it. My wonder kitteh adopted from Kitten Rescue (although he wasn't a kitten when I got him, he was already a biiiiig boy).