I just found this forum yesterday when I was looking for information, and I've already received some great advice here, so I thought I should introduce myself. My husband and I have a lovely 2-year old white and black kitty named Corina. As these things happen, she chose us: we were at the shelter and she walked right up to my husband, and that's all she wrote! We took her home that day and have loved her ever since.
I come from a family of cat lovers but Corina's the first cat I've "owned". It's certainly a treat. She likes to make mischief but she's one of the most affectionate cats I've met, which means we forgive her every time.
I've included a picture of her as a kitten so you can see some of her distinctive markings. As our first vet said, "she looks like someone flicked paint all over her!"
Nice to meet you all!