I’m a Houston Humane Society volunteer, and previously, I walked dogs when I went in. In March, I decided to hang out in the cat condos to see if I was still allergic. Enter November. Within minutes of me sitting in her room reading out loud, she was rubbing against me and purring. I sat with her for hours, and before I knew it, I was in love. Turns out I’m not as allergic to cats as I used to be, so she came home with me the next afternoon. These days, November enjoys lickable treats, sitting on my lap while I knit, and chasing my garment measuring tape.