HOW IT HAPPENED:
Initially I was going to the shelter to pick up a different cat, but while I signed the papers and talked to the volunteers, this gentle, adult baroness snuggled up to me. Frostbitten ears and not much of a looker at first glance, shy, but deciding I was safe to headbutt. The catcarrier was open right next to me, she decided to explore it, sniffing out this new thing. Then promptly walked into the carrier, turned around, laid down and looked at me as if saying; So when are we leaving? I was chosen. The paperwork were changed and she came home with me that very evening.
It only took her fifteen minutes to sniff out my apartment before falling asleep on the sofa. She had come home.