The Good Kitty was the most beautiful kitty in the entire world. His fur was like a fluffy cloud of cotton candy, with eyes like perfect blue and black marbles. He could jump higher than any other kitty, run faster than any other kitty...
…and also could break more glasses than any other kitty!
A seemingly fearless creature of amazing grace and fury.
But even the strongest and most beautiful creatures feel fear...
...when they don't have control.
...left in the dark.
...with no way to understand what is happening.
Or why it is happening...
feeling like they are just dragged around...
with no one else who understands...
and with no choice.
The Good Kitty saw many places in the world, and even though he understood in his mind that this was a good thing, in his heart it hurt to have to be the new kitty, and adjust to all the new smells and colors and different animals.
One day a new kitty named Nina arrived.
The Good Kitty really wanted to be her friend, but she was afraid of EVERYTHING!
The Good Kitty understood she just needed time, and in time they became best friends.
He told her there's no need to be afraid as long as there is love and that there is always love.
But one day things were different…at least for The Good Kitty.
The Good Kitty saw boxes again!
“What's wrong? There are so many boxes to play in!” asked Nina.
“That's what is wrong! The boxes!” The Good Kitty replied.
“That's why I am scared!” exclaimed The Good Kitty.
“You don't understand what they mean yet. The boxes mean we will be thrown into the dark again!"
"The boxes mean that all the time we have put into making this place our home together and all the memories we've made here are soon going to just be a thing of the past.”
“You are the one who taught me that it is okay to be afraid," said Nina.
"And it is scary, the idea that we have to go somewhere else, but I'm not worried because we have each other. I have you and you have me."
"Love is all we need to call a place home.”
“Because home is where the heart is. Home is wherever we are together,” purred Nina.
And The Good Kitty and his new friend Nina were both afraid but both ready for new adventures, and to take on the whole world, and as long as they had love, they would always be home.