I found Slipper through the powers of the internet. I was tagged several times in a post featuring 3 street kittens in need of a home. I never really considered myself a cat person, but when I saw this little ginger baby I felt him calling for me. So, I did some research and reached out about the post. After spending time with the woman who found him, she felt comfortable leaving Slipz with me.
I had just recently moved off campus and was in the middle of my senior year. So, a cute companion made hours of studio work more bearable. And he wasn’t just mine. When I knew I had a long night ahead I would sneak him pass the guards into the studio building. I would hide away in an empty classroom and friends would take breaks from their work to pet and play with Slipz. He was like a therapy cat for stressed and overworked students.
He is still a stress reliever for me. His calming energy and cuddly nature make me feel at ease after a long day of work. He’s a great friend. And a pretty cool cat.
Jessica is a creative writer from Georgia. She lives in Crown Heights and works at an ad agency in Hudson Yards.