Rachel is a cat lover. So am I. But Steve hates cats and Katherine is allergic to them, so having a pet kitty is just not an option for us. We used to enjoy interacting with Granny and Poppy's cats, but both of their elderly kitties died this spring. Rae and I were going through kitty withdrawl when Granny suggested that we volunteer at the local animal shelter. That sounded like fun, so all three of us went through training. Now, once a week, we show up for the delightful job of kitten socializing.