By Velia Tarnoff Special to Published Jan 18, 2008 at 1:32 PM

Darren enjoys watching the Packers, fine dining and quiet conversation. His little roar of a purr will be a welcome greeting every time you walk in your door. He's certainly not shy about telling you how he feels and is definitely ready for a lifelong relationship with a fun, caring guardian.

As you can see, Darren is a beautiful 7-month-old, domestic, medium-haired orange cat. He is a stunning honey-colored feline with a proud bib of white and beautiful green eyes. This handsome boy is very responsive and friendly to strangers and will undoubtedly bond very quickly with a new guardian.

Darren's available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society and has been neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. He comes with one month free health insurance, too. Call (414) ANIMALS or visit our Web site at for more information.

Curious about cats? Having litterbox issues? WHS offers a Cat Behavior Seminar every month that is informative and fun. Have your questions answered and learn cool things about cats. The next seminar is Tuesday, Feb. 12. There is also a variety of dog courses and seminars, so check out the online calendar if you're interested.

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.