The Cat that Crawled Out of the Storm Drain

The black cat crawling out of the storm drain that morning of August 2006 was scrawny, filthy, and collarless. Morning paper in hand, I stood motionless as the cat, yowling loudly, loped toward me. Most rational people, upon seeing such a creature, don’t crouch and say, “Come here, kitty…” But as some will no doubt […]