My mom rescued Buttercup from a friend's neighborhood about a month ago. He is perfect as an angel. He just wants to be with people 24-7. He adapts very well to new situations, and he'll let you do anything to him. I couldn't have found a more perfect kitty. This year I became a youth group leader and Sunday school teacher for the kids and teens at my church. I work with kids from grades 1-12 at least twice a week. I just thought it would be good for them to be around a pet, as many of them come from somewhat troubled families, and have not been properly exposed to the bright side of life. A pet would be an excellent way to teach them responsibility, love, respect, etc. The pet will also serve as some kind of an emotional support system for some of those kids. I've decided Buttercup is perfect for the job as he is so tollerant. So, how do I get started? Have any of you done this before? I know I posted about this a while ago, but I wasn't 100% certain at that time. Another thing is, how do I get my mom on board with it? These are more her cats than mine after all, and she's very cautious of letting just anyone touch her babies.