We decided to adopt an adult cat from the shelter earlier this month and we finally went and picked one out this weekend. I was pretty much dying from cat-related excitement all week long. I read all the heart-breaking 'bios' that the SPCA has online for their kitties, but when we actually went to the shelter Wellington picked us rather than us picking him. He crawled on my lap, purred and then fell asleep. It was like "oh THERE you guys are! Good. Lets go home"
At the shelter they said he was very stressed and upset about being given up by his previous owners and had stopped eating and drinking for a while. But he's done nothing but snuggle and play happily since we brought him home.