I never grew up with cats . I didn't really have an interest in them. But about a month ago, my friend brought a kitten over that she had picked up from a shelter. At first I was skeptical, but as the kitten started playing with me, I fell in love. Two days past by and I came home with a calico cat that I picked up from the shelter. This cat had been abused but still kept a great personality. Right now, I am working on training Lilly some cat tricks that I learned from here - http://www.askdryin.com/cat_tricks.php. It has been going well and I sure love my cat! I am now thinking about adopting another cute feline!