Persimmon was dumped into a feral colony. She reverter a bit and takes a while to trust people now. Once she knows you, she is affectionate and will rub on your legs, ask for pets and purr like crazy. She just needs someone who will be patient with her. She was fostered at my home, where she had her kittens, for several months. I can vouch for her. At the shelter she may hiss or swat, but take her home and give her some time and she will he a low maintenance feline friend. She loves silvervine sticks and wet kitty food.