Do you have pets? We have a German shepherd, and two cats. One of the cats is “mine”. I’m clearly his person, although he truly loves everyone. I feed him, clean his litter box, and groom his impossibly long coat. Most nights we watch an episode of streaming TV with him on my lap. He always lets me choose the show, and pretends to love whatever I do!
In our neighborhood of San Diego, cats have to be kept inside because of the threat of coyotes that hunt anything under 40 pounds that moves. Because of this, we’ve long lived with a strict close-the-door-behind-you policy.
But yesterday, we had an escape. My beautiful 23-pound Lucca spent the night outside. And I slept very little. But at around dawn, my husband heard something (which is pretty amazing since he has quite a bit of hearing loss) and went to the front door to call for Lucca. And guess who came running in? Yup, our family is reunited once more! Lucca is home.