Some cats in the n’hood like to come out and greet us as we walk by.
This is Mallas, who prances as she walks, waving her tail like a tall flag. Contrary to her name, she does not bring bad luck. She’s a botanist, likes to roll amid grass and flowers.
And this is Gizmo, who leaps tall fences in a single bound as he explores the neighboring yards. He usually gallops to us, then immediately drops into a “shoulder roll”. He enjoys “assisting” people in their yards, and tries to slip inside doors so he can “check out” your house.
There is something about the presence of a cat...that seems to take the bite out of being alone.
~ Louis Camuti