At our house we not only have critters on the outside, we have animals in the house as well. Currently only our cats share the house with us (at times we've had caterpillars, praying mantis, turtles, and whatever else we are observing at that moment). Both of our cats are rescues and they are very different from each other. This one pictured is about the size of a kitten, although fully grown. She's about 7 lbs and still a bit on the wild side - she plays, but with claws, and doesn't really care to be around a person's face. She has made great progress in that she'll sit on your lap (when she decides the mood is right) and she'll come when called - again when the mood strikes her. It is interesting to watch her go about her day, knowing a little about her past & how it truly affects how she relates to things at the present. She doesn't really do any non-cat like behaviors, but her past truly shaped her fears and desires. She's no special breed, but she is special to us.