I don't know, I must be softening in my old age. Sure, I'm okay with occasionally highlighting family members' feline companions, but now I find myself sharing non-family kitties. Mom and dad have been caring for a vacationing neighbor's barn cat named Val, a tabby & white youngster who has full command of a barn up behind us.
Now, as a Tortie, I have my own special way of showing love and stuff, but I've overheard mom and dad talking about what a snuggly cat this Val is. On more than one occasion I've also heard sentence enders like, "but we wouldn't trade you for the world" and whatnot, so I guess I have nothing to worry about. I guess.
Anyway, that there lady barn cat is Val.