Cats bring people together
I've been working on my talk for tomorrow.
This community cat popped up near my home a few days ago near a construction site. He was so friendly that he would follow people around like a dog (as well as cars!).
I noticed a young boy playing near the cat with a stick - I was quite worried and watched them for a while but it turned out that he was just using as a toy for the cat to chase. A couple turned up a few minutes later and they began to play with the cat too.
The couple seemed very taken with the cat. We spoke with them and it turned out that the boy and his sister, who suddenly appeared as well, had been trying to get the couple to adopt the cat. They decided they would do so. We got together a sand tray, some food and litter to tide them over and they took the cat home. I went by to see the couple yesterday and the cat, it seems, is very happy in his new home.
The interesting thing was that I met two different sets of people - and they met each other as well because of the cat! We probably would not have spoken otherwise. The children have since been over to visit with the couple and I've been invited over for a drink. Cats really can and do bring people together.
And cats really can make a home complete :)