Memphis is his name and what a joy he has been since becoming a part of our family. Just days before we adopted Memphis I had lost a 2 1/2 year old cat, Wylie, to cancer and was deeply saddened by this. My 13-year-old daughter Kaylin said we should visit the Animal Humane Society and play with some cats to make us feel better. After very little coaxing we went. We had a nice time visiting and playing with all the cats and kittens, but I was still too depressed about my current loss. Just as we were about to leave they had placed 5 little tabby kittens out in front. My daughter knows I LOVE tabby cats and she begged for us to hold one. I picked one that I was really drawn to and into the room we went. Ok, that little guy melted our hearts and before I knew it I was filling out adoption papers. Memphis was only 7 weeks old but fully weaned. He was so small and I wasn't sure if I was really ready to adopt another kitten after loosing one so soon before. As we brought him home I saw how he made all of us laugh and I realized I did the right thing. It's never too soon or a bad time to adopt an animal that needs a good home and love. Memphis is almost 5 months old now and is a little spit fire. Lets just say he is really loving our Christmas tree right now! He has become best friends with our black lab and is "tolerated" by our older cat. I am so glad I let my daughter talk me into going that day because Memphis has brought nothing but happiness to our family during a time that had been so sad. I can't thank the Animal Humane Society enough for helping provide homes to all those animals waiting to give love to their family!