Rachel Cantrell & Bootsy

“When my boyfriend Ryan and I first brought Bootsy Collins back from the ASPCA, we did what they told us to do and set up a little corner for her in the bathroom so that she could get used to our apartment. Little did I know that it would be almost a month before she’d gather the courage to venture out of it. Needless to say, Bootsy’s a shy cat. There’s a secret spot in the back of my closet that she escapes to the moment anyone visits the apartment, and very rarely does she come out voluntarily to say hello to our friends.
But now that she’s been living in the apartment for over a year, she’s warmed up to us a little bit. When I get back home from work, she’ll greet me at the door and hop on the couch for a belly rub. She’ll curl up on the couch and snore next to us while we’re watching Netflix. On one hand, sure, it’d be nice if she’d be cute when people come over. But on the other hand, I get a little kick out of the fact we’ve been accepted into Bootsy’s inner circle.”@rachelmidori
Rachel Cantrell is a writer at Classic Specs living in Long Island City.

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