Thanks Rosella and Gill, and I always hated the thought of offending anyone and have said frequently 'pleeese, lets just agree to disagree' life's too short.
It took me a moment to work out what you both meant, my avatar isn't my Fox
I'd be proud to show him to you.
I adopted Fox when his previous owners (who just didn't want him anymore) said he was a year old, "hmm, he's a petite little boy" I thought to myself . . . how wrong was I! He must have been, at a guess, 5 mnths old or so because he grew and grew into a lovely, big, red and white long haired beauty.
When I first adopted him he was very withdrawn, moody, scratchy, disliked affection and didn't meow for years!
12 and a bit years down the line he is happy, affectionate, playful, follows me everywhere and always has something to 'say'!
He's my world we're inseparable.