Having a cat is an endless source of little joys. Here are two. (Also welcome the advent of new tech-side stuff to improve the podcast. I finally gave in.)
(Music by Britt Daniel)
Some of you may have heard things about a cat roaming my apartment. Some of you may have heard about my apartment. Some of you may have heard about me.
First things first.
Yes, I have my very own cat in my very own apartment. It’s a nice thing. Being a long-time fan of cats, I imagined coming to China and getting a cat. School-provided housing isn’t generally pet-friendly, though, and I knew that.
Then it happened.
Students mentioned to Karyn they thought teachers could have pets. She very kindly informed me immediately via SMS while I was on a trip I’ll tell you about some time. It was a spark of hope that burst into beautiful flame when I found the furniture in my new apartment covered in scratches and snags—the tell-tale sign of a (poorly disciplined) cat.
Meet BinBin (滨滨), also known as KitKat by habit of use, a name my friend the animal-naming guru readily approved.