I have a lot of cats. I'll tell you about each of them.
Tex is a black and white tuxedo-marked cat. He's probably 13 or so. He was in the shelter for a year. The shelter had set up cages with animals in them at the mall for an adoption day. My mom wasn't looking for another cat but he jumped out and into her arms and the next day she went to the shelter and got him.
China is a siamese-and-white cat - basically, she has brown spots and siamese markings but she's mostly white, like some ragdolls. She's around 11 or so. She came from the shelter too and she is so named because when I was little I thought Siamese cats came from China!
Pod is a fat, longhaired, orange tabby and white tux cat. He is the third Pod my stepmom has had, and they've all been big longhaired orange cats. He came from a rescue, and my stepmom got him after Pod the Second died. Edited to add that Pod is also my baby, and the laziest cat ever.
Dodge is a small orange tabby-spotted cat. He got stuck in my stepsister's engine and she drove to my house for my stepmom's help getting him out. He's named Dodge because the car is a Dodge Neon.
Twist is a tortoiseshell. My mom sent me to the farmer's market one day and told me to get whatever I wanted... I came back with a kitten, and of course she couldn't tell me to take it back because she did say I could get what I wanted! She's named because her face is orange on one side and black on the other, perfectly split, and then it switches on her chin so the opposite sides are orange and black. Kind of like a checkerboard.
Bear is a gray tabby and white tux cat. His mother came from a guy who was giving away kittens at Rural King. We took two. One of the kittens died and the other ended up being impregnated by one of Twist's sons that we had at the time. We kept two kittens and one died. Twist is fixed now, also.