Troi was about six weeks old, her eyes still blue, when she decided to adopt us. Although her mother, Motley, tried to get her to leave after each feeding time, Troi resisted as much as possible. Even though many of the adult cats who had known us much longer still shied away from us, Troi was completely unafraid of us. Her penchant for sitting on my foot while I prepared the cats' dinner earned her the nickname "Foot Soldier". She was such a cute "little one" (a name we had taken to calling her), that we decided to name her that. Sort of. Actually she's named after Deanna Troi, a character on "Star Trek: The Next Generation". In that series, Troi's mother always called her "little one". So that's how she got the name "Troi". She has grown into a real sweetheart, and sleeps on our feet every night.