I come from a family of dog lovers and my OH had a cat and tortoise as a child. When the children were young (7 and 5) they were very frightened of cats and so we decided to get one to combat the fear. We were very lucky to get a beautiful gentle cat from the Cats Protection League.
After he died we did not want to get another cat as it felt as if we were replacing him! We suddenly started to notice a little cat coming into our garden and we nicknamed her Twinkle as she kept appearing just like a star!
One afternoon she appeared in the garden and her eye was injured, we rushed her to the vets and they managed to sort her out. We brought her home and knocked on doors all around the neighbourhood and put posters up, but although other neighbours had seen her no one claimed her.As she had come to us for help we decided to keep her!
We may not appreciate her gifts of mice but life is that much more special having her around.