...yesterday we found Ivy in our ivy patch.
She was an old kitty, on her own in the cold, cruel world. We couldn't just leave her, or consign her to an anonymous end at a shelter, so we adopted her, and she made us her own.
We brought her home on May 10, 2006. One of the best decisions we ever made. She was with us for the rest of her life. Go find an older cat who needs some love. I'm sure you'll thank yourself.