Thanks, Oriental Slave. I thought it might be a long shot, but worth a try. It was such a lovely lively story, but with its ending hanging in the air...plus, I am about to look for a kitten myself (poss short-haired ginger female to replace an adored, recently deceased of that ilk), so I guess I'm a bit obsessive at the mo! Thanks again anyway.
If you want some serious help choosing a certain breed of kitten, I can move your post to a new thread and give it a title like, What breed kitten should I choose. Let me know if you want to do that.