Dear Readers: Lily, sweet 15-year-old grey-and-white pure bred Maine Coon, adopted at 6 months from a rescue group, when her family threw her out in the winter because she went into heat. Chloe, sweet 14-year-old adopted at 9 months after delivering 5 kittens. She spent those first 9 months as a feral cat. Rescued just before delivery of the kittens. Everyone wanted the kittens, but I wanted Chloe. – Janice Williams

Dear Readers: Lily, sweet 15-year-old grey-and-white purebred Maine Coon, adopted at 6 months from a rescue group, when her family threw her out in the winter because she went into heat. Chloe, a sweet 14-year-old adopted at 9 months after delivering 5 kittens. She spent those first 9 months as a feral cat. Rescued just before delivery of the kittens. Everyone wanted the kittens, but I wanted Chloe. — Janice Williams