Outlicious Essays — cats

My Cat Saved My Life

My Cat Saved My Life



I used to hate cats. Seriously. Everything about them seemed like an inconvenience. From the smelly litter boxes, fur everywhere and just overall poor attitude; I didn’t understand why anyone would want one. Their razor blade-covered feet and predator-like instincts made them seem like an injury waiting to happen.

In 2014, I relocated to New York City for my job. It comes as no shock I’m sure, but it is very difficult to find decent housing there. Although most of my...