A belated thank-you for your condolences everyone!
I had an opportunity to adopt a young kitten in late May; I mulled it over for what seemed like ages - and I finally decided to go ahead. I welcomed Abby, then 2.5 months old, into my heart and home.
Abby is a female Longhair Exotic, pure white with blue eyes. She is such a delightful baby girl. She is four months old now. It is an utter joy watching her grow, develop, and discover the world.