We went to the local Animal Shelter and we took home a cat. Our cat is deaf and had not been allowed to ever roam by himself. He had a massive drive to get out and explore the world. And then he did. Then he came home again, and we bought a cat flap. Our one and a half year old cat, who’d been reared to be a house cat, now had the freedom to come and go and be a cat. He had found a good home and his freedom. He is to this day a happy cat. We understand each other and we love to hang out together too. Animals are often our familiars.