Two of the excellent cats at the shelter were among those adopted this week. One in particular looked as if she might be there for quite a while. During my first few visits with her, she would just barely peek out of her little cardboard box in the cat kennel. But over the past several weeks the volunteer comment cards indicated her gradual progress, eventually getting to the point where she didn’t feel like hiding anymore. She’s a pretty little black and white cat, with a tiny you-know-who moustache. This seemed like a good example of how the interaction with people and exchange of information among the volunteers at the shelter can make a big difference. She would have been overlooked if she stayed hidden in her cozy box. The other kitty was also shy at first, hiding under a towel for the first few weeks. But she adjusted much faster to the shelter life, and pretty soon was right up at the front of the cage chatting with passers-by. This is a pretty good-sized middle-aged white cat, with a faint gray patch on the top of her head. She is very cooperative and calm, and will be a great companion in her new home.