Let me introduce...
My feline family...
Is almost a pure-bred daughter of a breeding Siamese mother who escaped from confinement long enough to conceive a wonderful pet... and postpone her earnings by one litter. Shadow was 6 weeks old when she arrived and fit happily in the palm of my hand. Never letting me out of her sight, she quickly became my shadow. She was going on four months before she even ventured down stairs. Until then she used a box in the bathroom and ate in the upstairs hallway and stayed with me in the computer room, in the crook of my arm or by my side in bed. She was inseparable. And she still is. Of my four felines, she is the talkative one. Her vocalizations are typically Siamese and her conversations are lengthy. As I type, she is on my monitor enjoying the heat and remaining within arm’s length. She is completely black but for a white “clerical collar” at the throat.
Background: ‘The In and Out Song’ by Garrison Keillor in Songs of the Cat