This Is Us

What a Cat Taught Me About Love and Separation

A soul is a soul, be it a cat’s or a human’s

Kitten pop art, vibrant colors.
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One late September evening, my husband and I were chatting at the dining table in my father’s home. Our conversation was interrupted by a high-pitched meow from the window. It was the tomcat that had fathered Coco’s kittens.