EMPRESS PICKLES showed up on the porch of a local resident on one of those horrifically cold nights a couple weeks ago. She literally forced her way into the house, despite the large dog, small child and other cat living there. Pickles wanted IN. Sadly, the woman who took her in is highly allergic to cats. (It was discovered through an investigation that Pickles had been thrown out on the street by her former owner.) Pickles, who is spayed, loves being petted all over her head, face and neck, and she loves toys and chasing balled-up paper, pen caps, etc. To be a foster parent or adopt this beautiful, super-friendly girl: QueeniesPets@gmail.com or 215-901-5789.