I have to admit, we did get Trent from a mall pet store. We really weren't planning on getting another cat when we went in there, but he chose us as his people from the first time he saw us. We were in there for a long time and he didn't respond to other people the same way he did to us, so we didn't have a choice.
I can't say that I regret that particular decision because I love the little guy with all my heart. When the time comes to get another cat, we will definitely be going to a shelter and give one of those kitties a chance.
I do have a question for everone, though. When it comes time to adopt, do you go to a no-kill shelter and support them or go to a kill shelter and save an animal from being put down? I've thought about it a lot and haven't come up with the "right" thing to do.
Ethl is adorable, BTW. I grew up with Weimerieners (sp) and Dutchess was very smart. Then we got a little pit bull/everything else mutt and Felicia was too smart for her own good, and had more personality than any dog I've ever known. Guess it depends on the breed, breeder and most important the dog.