I'm scared of the big booms and the funny lights in the sky. They come every night now, and last for a long time! I run to the deck and stay very close to the door, because I feel safe where the humans and food are. Last night, while the big booms and lights were in the sky, the mommy fed us and R.K. on the deck. Since I was staying so close to the door, the mommy put her hand out. I sniffed it and bumped it with my nose again, so she asked if she could pet my ears. I've been letting her do that for a couple weeks now, and it feels good to be petted on my ears. Last night, though, I needed a little more reassurance, so I let her pet my back from my shoulder down to the middle of my back! I turned my head, and then I positioned myself so she could pet me at a better angle! I surprised both her and myself by doing that, but it felt like when my mom-cat and dad-cat used to groom me. This morning, I let her do it again!