It was a month after our dear Nala passed away and there was a distinct emptiness in our home without her. But how could I ever find another kitty that would snuggle with me when I read a book and still be able to put up with two very energetic young hunting dogs that live in the house with us? I found myself amongst the many kitties at Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley, hoping for a sign. It was a lot to ask for from a cat. It really would take a special feline to take on this responsibility. It was a big job to fill the shoes of Nala. As I was stewing in these thoughts, I heard a staff member asking a cat if he wanted to come out of his cage since he was being very meowy. She opened the cage and I asked if I could just hold him. She let me, and I believe she knew that once I had him in my arms he was never going to leave them. I held onto Frankie and eventually found a play room so we could chat in private. He told me he was unemployed and homeless, but he was brave and could handle any job I had for him. No truer words were ever spoken. Frankie melted right into our lives so very easily. He quickly adapted to the dogs without fear, he snuggles with me for hours (along with naps on the couch with Fritzie or with my husband), and he took over the post of watching the bird feeder where Nala had left a spot for him. We thank God for Frankie.