Three-year-old Kanoko, who came to ARK when there was a hint of autumn in the air, was named after a Japanese sweet made with chestnuts: kuri kanoko.

Roasting chestnuts, logs burning in a fireplace, the crisp air of fall — such may be but wistful reminiscing for those in the city, but a sweet, deliciously soft cat warming one's lap is a reality for the asking.

For the gracious Kanoko, nothing comes as naturally as being the center of attention, basking in appreciative bonhomie and being patted and doted over.

Kanoko wants to be the queen bee and nothing less. A one-cat family is what she needs, a kingdom to rule, loyal and devoted subjects to pay her homage.

In return, Kanoko will reign benevolent with a regal purr and grace the family castle, be it humble, with a presence that pronounces it proudly "Home!"

If you are interested in adopting Kanoko, call 050-1557-2763 Monday to Saturday) for more information. Tokyo ARK is an NPO founded by Briton Elizabeth Oliver. It is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. Prospective new owners are requested to undergo a screening process.