Our very first cat is no longer with us. She wandered into our garage, we wanted to keep her, she turned out to have FIV and we had to put her down. It might be safe to keep her now, but back then they didn't know if it could be transferred to humans or other pets or whatever, so we did what we thought was right at the time
We only had her a week.
But after we had her put down, we adopted another kitty (can see her here http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=136633
) My mom's cousin had a cat that was not spayed and got out (cousin was disabled... we would have spayed the cat for her if we knew she wasn't fixed, but we didn't know until it was too late). So the cat had a litter and my mom knew I was so upset about having to put the first cat down, that we took one of the babies. We named her Gemini because, well, she is one
... and I guess it didn't matter how upset I was, because Gemini decided she liked only my mom and no one else
But thats ok because she got followed by a lot of other kitties and they liked me