WHat a beautiful little lady!
I have seen Emily's coloring described as "dilute tortie." My Lady Peter shares the coloring, and these cats also seem to share personality traits which give them the abiliity to communicate very directly with their persons, they don't need English to get the point across!
Dilute torties don't come along very often! I'm so glad she landed with you. It's where she belongs, I can see that from how you described her.
YOU, Emily's human, are wonderful!
I have derived the greatest pleasure in having met YOU through your write-up for your cat Emily. You quite obviously have it! Your wit and humour, the deeply respectful and understanding interaction with Emily, the way you talk about your cats--would that every cat had such a simpatico and wise human as you are. This has made my day, it really has done.