This evening we picked up a new addition to the family. "Magic", a young adult rescue cat, long-haired, black, and very cute. No photos yet, she is still hiding under our bed. According to the foster carer we collected her from she is a bit shy at first, but affectionate, curious, and very playful. We believe she's about a year old.
The first few cats we had, many years ago, were all kittens. But since Megan was born we have always gone for older cats. They are less at risk in a boisterous household, and we like to give a home to animals less likely to be chosen.