We were lucky that Dude found us. He was a no trouble male cat who was always extremely affectionate. Who says that cats are independent. If you treat them with kindness they will respond accordingly and provide you with many hours of joy. We still have five more (all strays) including Sabrina who follows us around like a dog. Then there is the black stray male who shows up every day for breakfast, supper, midnight snacks and heated outdoor accomodation. Wish we could find a home for him. Thank you all for your kind comments.