Six years ago today I brought Shelley home from the East Harlem ASPCA. She was 18 months old, very underweight, timid, and FIV+. Today she’s a healthy ten pounds and the friendliest cat I’ve ever owned, if also the quietest. As I like to do on this date, I encourage you to visit your local shelter and consider adopting an adult cat. At this writing there are 44 adult cats up for adoption at the East Harlem shelter. I’m partial to the attitudinal Harrison.