as a child i had a white cat in Texas i called Dandelion after a childrens book back then. when my dad came home from the war we moved back to california and have always wanted a white cat. in 2007 i found a homeless kitten covered in oil in a Kragen auto parking lot. it was dying its ears badly sunburned. i bathed in in a little dishwashing soap and water and it turned brownish gray. the cat is deaf and green eyed ie taught it some signs it meows loud but ive never had a relatioship so close as this cat. the little guy is now 4 years old and has turned into a giant of a cat. he will not go outside . his choice. i named him Freddie after the popstar Mr Mercury of Queen fame.