I took on Flossie as a companion cat for my older cat who was then 14 and is now 17 – someone to share the cat-flap defending role with. Flossie is a delightful cat, and has fulfilled the slightly-deferent-but-sometimes-cheeky role beautifully. She has become adept in the art of silent miaows, and radiates contentment and happiness; she usually sleeps on her back, with all four paws in the air. She is very fond of cardboard boxes, of whatever size. I can’t believe that someone didn’t want her – she was an adult when I adopted her, and considerably thinner than she is now! – but I am very grateful to have her, and also to ARC for making sure I didn’t adopt an unsuitable cat who might be less respectful to my older cat Millie.