Here’s Zorro, a beautiful cat who showed up here right before winter. I can’t get near him yet, but he is getting less shy. I’ve had to practice a balance of action and non-attachment. It’s hard! I just want to protect him. But I can’t, entirely.

We provide him with a straw bed in the garage, and food and water. He uses all. However, I know that he wanders a little at night. I can’t help worrying. I am happy to have provided him protection from very bitterly cold nights here. I wish I could completely protect him. But that will only happen if I tame him and get him inside. Live trapping is another possibility.

He’s a beautiful cat, and I wish that no cat had to suffer.

May all beings be free from suffering.