One of the most important teachers I have had over the past two decades was undoubtedly my cat Muschi, a stray that adopted my husband, Paul, and me about ten years ago and whose arrival led to many miracles in our household. Muschi adopted us by showing up at the deck door every evening and every morning for several days in a row, pressing his extremely pretty but lost-looking face into the glass. I had never had any pets in my life and was unsure what I wanted to do about this rather determined cat. Being the amazing cat he is, it only took him a few days until I began feeding him and soon thereafter he walked through the door, sat on the kitchen floor right in front of the food cupboard and meowed. He knew he had found his home.