Update from December 2012: I still keep in touch with my co-worker, now retired, and she recently e-mailed this to me:
Two years ago, this evening, my mom came to see me. I was one lucky cat & she took me home that night. I still hate the car. You knew that I was “perfect” for her. She spoils me…I deserve it. Thank you, Dana, for taking me to you house. I didn’t really like living in a field.
Luv, Ari (aka Simba)
Update from December 2013:
Happy Anniversary to Ari. Hard to believe it was three years ago that I was looking at an orange cat that was sitting under your coffee table.
Thank you Dana for being “the cat lady” that talked me into getting a cat. He’s such a love, a bit spoiled I must admit. He brings me so much happiness!