Some Notes on Cats

Observations from someone who will never be a cat person

Roxane Gay
Nov 27, 2019 · 6 min read

I am not a cat person. I am not an animal person. I have never had a pet, not even a goldfish. A week before we started dating, my fiancée Deborah got two cats, Lew and Theo. On our first date, she told me about her cats and, because several of her exes had given her a hard time about her pets, she had a bit of PTSD around the subject…