Last Tuesday, B and I went to the Strybing Arboretum at Golden Gate
Park. Then we had lunch at a "refreshingly unpretentious" restaurant
called "Park Chow." On the way home, I stopped at the Holly Street Pet
Hospital to pick up some prescription low protein food for Selkie.
entered I saw a large plexiglass enclosure with a cat condo in it. There
was a gray cat in there. When the cat saw me he jumped up, all excited,
and plastered itself against the glass on my side. I tapped on the glass
against his belly. As I was getting my stuff, a boy around 9 years old
came in and said "I can unlock the cage if you want to see the cat." I
said I'd like that. I played with the cat for a few minutes and talked
to the boy, who turned out to be the son of the owners. The cat was up
for adoption. The pet hospital also boards animals. The boy said that
some people come in and leave an animal and never come back for it. The
cat was a male, large and soft, attention starved and rambunctious. He
kept stalking my hand.