Thanks everyone! She's a pretty special cat. She used to be my mom's cat, sorta. My mom wanted a kitten really bad, and so when someone was giving them away in front of safeway she had to have one. There were 2, the other was an orange tabby. The orange one was a clinger, my mom wanted it. But I talked her into marley because I KNEW she would be a better cat. She wasn't clingy but was a really nice kitten who also didn't mind being put back in the box. My mom is the type that gets sick of the cat after the "cute kitten stage" is over (it bugs the crap out of me!). What is she gonna do when the cat grows up and she doesn't want to hold it as much as when it was little and it still wants all the attention? So she reluctantly got marley, and marley turned out exactly like I thought. She's a total sweetie, but very independent, and still as playful as ever! I took her when I moved out, didn't bother my mom any. Then, when I noticed how lonely she was, I went back and got her grown kitten, Willie. He's the clingy type that mom loved when he was a kitten. Then it became annoying to her, but I just love him. He'll leave me alone when I don't want a cat on me (although sometimes I have to really push him away), but he prefers to be lugged around and loved on. Now I also have Rueben, a shelter baby. Rueben is the best of both worlds, independent and almost scarce until you call him, then he's a cuddlebug. Such a sweetie!
But Marley will always be my baby :-)