In other news we adopted Anderson last week. He's finally getting a little braver, so I was able to get a couple of photos without spooking him.
I was devastated this past fall when we lost our cat Orvis to kidney failure. As painful as it was to see him go, I didn't rule out ever getting another animal. We happened to see this guy at an adoption event at Petco, but didn't think it was a good decision as he is older and we have two other cats.
Anderson stuck in the back of my mind as did his story - he was taken from a hoarding situation in 2008, then adopted by an older man who passed away in the fall so he was taken back to the shelter.
He is nine, which makes him less likely to be adopted and they don't put down any of the animals there, so I kept thinking of him spending the rest of his days in a kennel and I couldn't let that happen - so we took him home :)