My family adopted Stinky from our local animal shelter at 1 1/2 years old. In front of the animal hospital was a dumpster, which Stinky lived inside during his first weeks as a kitten, until he was old enough to climb out. Then he would roam around looking for some food. The vet staff would feed him and a few other kitties. One spring day, the hospital doors were left open, and Stinky came walking in, so instantly they fell in love with him. They had him next to some kittens with there mother, but since he was not related to them he was in a cage all by himself. He got his name because he smelt, but also because they said he loved to smell different things, so thats why he got his name. At the time I was in the vet office with Flash, and I actually took her over to him because I felt bad that alot of black and white cats dont find homes. Months pass and someone adopted Stinky. But unfortunetly Stinky wasnt neutered, and the older male cat in the house would fight and beat up Stinky, so he was returned, but now to our shelter, not the animal hospital. He sat in his cage alone until he was an adult, and he was labeled as having a behavioral problem, biting aggresion. Probably because his whole kittenhood was spent alone in a cage, then the only cat he saw taught him to fight and act aggressive. Then my mom got a job at the animal shelter, and each day she would pass and Stinky would reach his paw out to her. We found this outand decided to adopt him, because he was due to be put down within a few days. We brought him home but all he would do is beat my other cat up, for 3 days she would not eat or use the litterbox. Then he bit her stomach and got into a major fight with her, she got cut and she sliced Stinky's nose. If this did not get better we would have had to bring him back. After a few months they got used to eachother and ocassioanlly play, so it worked out. It turns out Stinky is super-hyper, and gallops like a horse! He loves to play and we are happy we adopted him.