HappyCat is one of the best cats I've ever had. Even though I haven't really treated him any differently than all the other cats around here... and I've had plenty... he just turned out fantastic. That's how he got his name, in fact. He was always just so happy! Nothing ever ruffled him, and he accepted all the other cats that came and went around here, in connection with my rescue work. He even "mothered" some of the kittens that needed some extra attention until they were old enough to be adopted.
HappyCat came in as a kitten himself, and was even adopted rather quickly. Even as a little guy, it was obvious he was going to be the best cat. But the family that took him didn't keep good track of him, and let him out a lot without supervision, along with a few other behaviors that were not part of the adoption contract they signed.
So when he disappeared from their home and turned up at someone else's, I answered the call to pick up a stray cat and waited to see if the first familiy cared enough to call. They didn't. While I waited, HappyCat just kept on growing up and became a close personal pet. No way to let go of him after that... He's much too special.