This cartoon reduced me to tears, made me find the cat (well, he's not ours. He's the neighbours. But he spends enough time here!) and give him a huge hug. He's a rescue cat, adopted from the shelter when he was about a year old. That's still a kitten to most of us but probably old enough to have not adopted by many.
If you're going to adopt (and we highly recommend it!), think about adopting an older animal. They're just as much fun, and just as loving. The next cat is definitely going to be an older one. Can't wait!