there is a 3-flat going up next door to where i work. this morning aaron saw a workman carrying a little stray cat from the site to his van. we all gathered around the windows watching the gray striped kitten crawl around the front seat. i was filled with longing.

on saturday eric’s sister was telling me the story of how she adopted her big orange striped cat. again with the longing. the next time eric’s brother-in-law asks me if i want the cat i might grab scout and run.

watch out carrie.