My family adopted her from the local humane society as a kitten (she's now 12) and she has been my baby ever since. She is blind in one eye and is "majorly obese" as the vet puts it but I love her just the way she is as long as she's happy. I love her to death and she will always be my little angel.
This is our Lil Baby Split. I was looking for a barn cat and we ended up adopting a feral cat and her kitten. Mom, named Lickety, is out in the barn but won't let anyone near her. Lil Split was just a baby and we were afraid he'd get hurt so he ended up in the house. Since we already have 2 house cats it took a bit of negotiating but as you can see, hubby adores him. Says he'd never had a kitten from scratch before!
I found one of Kitten, my siamese mix. His mommy was a stray that a deputy I worked with found. My kids fell in love with mom so my ex took her in. Unfortunately he also let her run rampant in the neighborhood and she got pregnant. He didn't take care of her or the babies when they were born so I took them away from him. Had mom spayed and adopted all of the other babies and kept Kitten. He quickly adopted Shadow, AKA Fatboy, who's a gorgeous long hair solid black sweetie pie. Fatboy kept 'nursing' Kitten while he was young. It was the weirdest thing. I think Fatboy is really Fatgirl in reverse drag.
Anyway, he's the biggest baby. And he's Sherman's (the tortoise) best buddy.