I got Elmo just over a year ago from a rescue centre when my previous cat was hit by a car and killed. I saw a couple of cats I liked but when they brought Elmo into the 'cat cuddling' room, he came straight over to be stroked and when I picked him up he began purring (and dribbling a little!) and I knew he was the right cat for me.
Elmo is a very friendly cat - likes cuddles and purrs and head butts me when it's breakfast time. If he's in the house when I get home I'm greeted at the door with more purring. He's a bit territorial when it comes to 'his' garden, but he is good friends with a cat who lives in our street - they shout for each other outside their cat flaps!
Since he was rescued as a stray, I don't really know much about his background or even what sort of cat he is. With the vet, we've guessed at his age at about 8 years. He looks a bit like a Maine Coon to me, but his fur isn't quite as long and his stomach fur is really tightly curled. The Tiffany cats on this page look the most like him that I've seen so far, but obviously he's a completely different colour!
He has a ruff around his neck and longer hair on his hind legs but his tail isn't as bushy as the Maine Coons I've seen on here. He also has short tufts of fur between his toes.
I'd be really interested to know if anyone can identify what sort of cat Elmo is.