After the death of our previous cat, who had been with us for 18 years, my husband adopted Beau to cheer me up. At our first meeting, Beau snuggled right up to me. In addition to being such a sweetie, he’s very social: he often accompanies me—on a leash—to visit my mother at her nursing home. Everyone there adores him and fusses over him. He’s a real ray of sunshine!