Hi Heloise, this is our sweet kitty Butterball. He is so sweet than I can even tell you. He loves company and always visits with anyone who stops by. His tail is always straight up when he walks, which I have read means they are happy. He sits on my lap whenever I watch TV and purrs to his heart's content. When I give him treats, he leaves just one on the floor, and I think he does that because he knows I will laugh when I see it. My husband and I love him very much! He's a real sweetie poo. Thanks for your column! I have gotten many hints and tips that are very helpful. I really appreciate it! Have a great day! – Donna Stamates, Lady Lake, FL.