UPDATE! In January 2013, I became the proud owner of Ambridge, aka Cat Brown. Hurrah!
My family has never had cats. My mother is convinced that she would go to set the alarm, and have to spend an hour untangling cats from cupboards, which is probably about right now I come to think of it. We have incredibly stupid dogs instead.
When I moved into Twee Flat in October 2011, I saw what appeared to be a giant panther hulking its way across the garden. It was actually Downstairs Cat, the end-of-level boss of Camberwell. He lives downstairs, and comes up to visit and swim across my hall carpet every now and then. His default expression is one of hatred of all things, but he is in fact very sweet-natured. Unless you are an animal, in which case he will own you.
These are some of the cats I know and love. And yes, they are all black and white.