Nelly the white cat
We adopted Nelly from a no kill shelter in Meridan Ct two years ago. My 20 year old tuxedo cat had died earlier and I was looking for a replacement. A friend told me about an adopt-a-thon at the shelter so I drove 70miles to see if they had any cats. I was looking for a Tuxedo and they had one there but she was sharing the cage with 'her sister' who was all white. They were both about 9 months old. I asked if I could adopt the tuxedo and they told me that the two of them were inseparable and if I wanted one I'd have to take them both. They left me alone with the two of them and I sat with them both for about 10 minutes and decided I'd adopt the pair.
I brought them home and we left them in our bathroom for a day to let them calm down. They were very nervous but the tuxedo started venturing out of the bathroom when I would leave the door open. We named our white cat Nelly because she was a nervous nelly.
We've had Nelly for a couple years now and she is a wonderful cat. People say that white cats are lucky and I agree. We've had exceptional luck with all of our cats with two of our previous cats living to be 20 years old. I really hope that Nelly and her sister Josie are with us that long.