rescue glen frey the cat not the rockstar
is beginning to get comfortable.
he still eats like a mafioso
facing the door
always on his guard
we still startle each other
if either of us enters a room too fast
he doesn’t run away and hide
as much anymore
hangs around a bit longer each day
scooting off to his safe spot
when he needs to
he talks to me loudly
lets me brush him now
and tips over
even has bedtime habits.
at 10:30 each night
he climbs into his cushiony basket
where his stuffed kitty friend
the window bench with a view of outside.
for a guy who’s had a hard and uncertain life
he seems to be settling in just fine.
if it’s the right chair,
it doesn’t take too long to get comfortable in it.
-robert de niro