By Velia Tarnoff Special to Published Jan 27, 2008 at 11:56 AM

Are you ready for a little fun? Coal is a cool cat looking for a playmate. At 7 months old, he will entertain you with his gravity-defying acrobatics and silly energy.

Coal loves to play with everything and anything. He climbs his cat tower like he's scaling Mount Everest, chases down glitter balls with the zest of an Olympian and zips across the room to tackle his magic wand toy.

Coal is a gleeful, gregarious fellow. He is also growing into a very handsome kitty. His ebony coat shimmers and his bright yellow-green eyes are unusually large and luminous.

After playing, Coal settles down and unleashes a purr loud enough to play The Pabst. His whole body vibrates in your arms as he lifts his head, asking for a chin rub. Everything this cat does, he does without inhibition or reservation. He is truly living life to the fullest.

Gray skies and cold temperatures may be the forecast, but a furry friend like Coal is sure to warm your heart!

Although Coal is yet a kitten, don't forget that the Wisconsin Humane Society waives the adoption fee for cats over a year. All cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and go home with a certificate for a free veterinary exam. They also come home with a month of pet health insurance.

Velia Tarnoff Special to

Velia Tarnoff counts among the loves of her life her daughter, her husband, her friends, writing, developing theories, dancing, live music, Southern California, black coffee and red wine. She's happiest when she can put as many of those together as possible. WWith more than 20 years of experience as a radio reporter and public relations professional, Velia is a natural communicator who loves to hear stories, to share stories and to tell it like it is.

Velia earned her B.A. from the UW School of Journalism and is thankful for every moment she spent on that wonderfully wacky campus.

And, in the interest of full disclosure, Velia is the wife of Publisher Andy Tarnoff.