Alexandra started life as a feral kitten in Spokane WA - She was rescued by my stepfather's daughter who worked for the forest service. When her adopted Mom passed from cancer Alexandra came to live with me. She was not very friendly as she had been the non-dominant cat in the home - I began picking her up and carrying her around the house over my shoulder and giving her regular hugs. She has become a lap cat and loves to sit with me. She is now a very loving cat - when she wants attention she sits by my chair and reaches up to tap me with her paw. She loves to lay on my arm and shoulder on the couch or to curl up with her head on my leg.