I've barely mentioned my 'family' of four cats. All are rescues - one out of a parking lot where she was dumped as a baby, and the other three from shelters.
I should start with the one who has been here the longest, but she has been camera-shy. Instead, the photo is of Yoshi, the youngest. I had two cats and my Sheltie, Smudge, until a year ago when Smudge died of Lymphoma. The house seemed empty without him. I did some serious examination of my age, activity level, living circumstances, and decided cats were a more reasonable pet for me than another dog. So, I went to a no-kill animal shelter in Woodford County, and among the many, many cats they had were 5 or 6 half-grown kittens in a cage that looked like it was meant for a Parrot. The littlest one, a male named Ricky, came home with me and was re-named Yoshi. After looking at 'him' for a while, I got a little suspicious, and when we went to the vet for 'his' first visit, found that 'he' was a 'she!!!!" Yoshi was not very socialized, and took a while to warm up to me. She is still a little skittish at times, and loves to rough-house with my only male kitty. She is the first to jump in the bed with me at night to snuggle, though!