Her Oasis of Calm in a Difficult Time
Janet prefers cats to people.
The endless variety of personalities, voices, colors, and cuddles keep her calm in a hectic world.
So when the world begins to close down, volunteering to care for cats makes sense.
But Janet learns sometimes people need care too.
And cats know how to help.
An excerpt from In Service to a Superior Species:
Offering Comfort in the Best Way Possible
After stopping to send up his perky greeting to each of the relatively happy cats, Bitu stopped in front of Moxie’s home away from home. Rather than raising his head and calling out his version of “Good morning,” he sat, wrapping his tail around his feet.
He purred softly, watching the bars the whole time.
Janet walked over just as quietly, peering inside instead of reaching for the bars right away. Moxie had scooted her bright pink cushion as far away from the front as she could get it, nearly blocking the door to the litter box area. She’d piled a purple fuzzy blanket up on one edge like a tiny barricade, so only a hint of sleek, pure black showed.
After a few seconds, Moxie raised her head. One orange eye opened, then the other. She slow-blinked at Janet, lifted her slender tail in a dainty greeting, and snuggled down behind the blanket again.