This is my husband's description of our cat search:
On Saturday we went first to the Humane Society and then to County Animal Services.Some notes of interest. At least to me.
The latter had a large number of cats for adoption and a large number of people looking at them.
We kept coming back to look at a young (1.5 years) mostly-white number with calico splotches and tabby head/tail and it was her that we went home with.
Her name is Rosie and she has the largest ears I've seen on a small cat.
She is fairly subdued but affectionate and chatty. Interestingly, she does not bite. At all.
She's a keeper.
On the biting, our first cat, Bink, did bite. Not ferociously or meanly. But if she did not like how you touched her, watch out.
Rosie doesn't bite, but she has attacked our feet while we were sleeping...or at least trying to sleep. And she has this whirling dervish behavior (on the bed, at night) I have never seen before.
I think she is settling in. We have never had a cat this young before. It feels like having a new baby in the house, and I am getting no sleep. I hope that will change.