Here is what happens when you take an "unadoptable, feral-like cat", a scared out her mind puppy mill dog, and put them in a loving home. Lexi the cat was one that sat in the back of her cage and hissed at everyone. She started as a barn cat, and soon worked her way into the home and heart of her new owner.
Suri is a puppymill survivor: she had to learn how to go potty outside, and not shake every time someone approached her. She did figure that out and much more, although she is still terrified of steps for some reason. That's OK, because it gives her mom another reason to pick her up and snuggle.