This is Thursday (as in Thursday Next), although I probably call her Kitty Fantastico more often.
Thursday's owner lived in my parents' neighborhood, but he moved away and left her behind. (He had like 10 cats and - no kidding - a peacock.) She lived under a neighbor's porch for a few weeks and would come to visit my family whenever we were out by the pool (probably hoping for some scraps). When I learned she was a stray - and saw how cute and affectionate she was - I decided to take her home.
I've never had a cat before, so any advice you cat people have would be greatly appreciated.
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