Three years ago I went to the shelter to surprise my husband with a cat because my oldest daughter moved out with her cat and my husband was missing the cat. I went kinda with a check list of what I was looking for. I wanted a female, NOT A MALE, not an orange and white cat, friendly, laid back, and on the younger side. What we ended up with was a cat named Chance – a male, friendly (we were hoping although at the time he seemed bothered by us trying to play with him), orange and white, and older than what I was looking for. SOOOO there went my check list! But we wouldn’t change it for the world. He is by far one of the friendliest cat I have ever had!