Thanks for your interesting post and constructive thoughts.
Sorry for the delay in replying.
Recently and through no provocation at all on my part, this particular cat of mine has demonstrated or "shown" its affections (if I can call it that), by purring profusely, licking my face (and even my lips of occasion), just prior to my waking up some mornings.
Of recent times, the same apparent "affectionate" advance has happened quite repeatedly.
Surely, this is not normal cat behaviour is it?...but be that as it may...why me? :-)
Dogs I can understand, but cats...I am definitely not sure.
BTW, despite many kind approaches etc, the cat (which I do actually call "Pussy-cat"), still hates my brother intensely and for no apparent reason at all (despite my brother being a noted kind man to "all and sundry", particularly animals)
The Vet suggested to give the animal six-months or so to "adjust", but nearly five months have passed already and if anything, things have got worse (at least with respect to my brother).
I am perfectly willing to keep the cat a while longer, but if the unacceptable situation persists (my brother has also been nastily "hissed-at" and scratched several times by attempts to stroke her), then I feel the animal must be returned to the 'Animal Sanctuary' from which it was originally acquired.
What do you think?
Your thoughts/advice are most welcome.