So I adopted my first cat, a Calico, a few weeks ago. Her name is Ella and she turned one this month. I'm still getting used to her quirks and having a cat around the house. I was never allowed to have a pet growing up so this is all brand new to me. She can be one furious ball of energy sometimes. I'm trying to keep up with her. Just recently she scratched my pinky finger when I tried to rub her belly. Why do some pet owners have to learn the way about what they do and don't like? I hope to contribute regularly since I'm a new owner. It's nice to meet you all!