I adopted her from The Animal Rescue Alliance where I sometimes volunteer. I originally met her a couple of months ago and liked her very much. Every time I worked a pet adoption event that included her, I would carry her around in my arms so people could pet her, hoping to find her a great family. The last time around, I came to the conclusion that mine was the great family she was destined to find.
You might notice from the photo that her left ear tip is missing. That's because she was rounded up with a group of feral cats that were going to be spayed and neutered and then returned to their neighborhood after recovering from surgery. They "ear tip" the cats to mark that they've been fixed to save future animal welfare workers the hassle of catching them again later.
In this girl's case, she was tame and friendly enough that the group decided to adopt her out rather than return her to the streets. Thus, she has the lean physique of an alley cat with the mellow personality of a lap cat.
Right now she's about seven months old and very petite. The perspective in the photo above is misleading: she's about two-thirds the size of Velcro (the calico on the bed) and maybe half the size of Xena (the cat on the floor).
I know I've always said that three cats is more than enough. My sister is already mocking me for my crazy cat lady ways. Still, Trillian is such a sweet, cuddly little thing that I didn't want to pass up the chance to include her in our lives. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go downstairs and snuggle with her some more.