My name is Dr. Chewie Wells. I’m from Wards Island, NY, a small island in the East River connected to Randall’s Island where they have all the concerts. My island is home to Manhattan Psychiatric Center or as my human calls it, “the city nuthouse.” So it should come as no surprise that I have a PhD in psychology and specialize in “Human Behavior.”
One day over dinner with my colleagues which was provided by my human’s mother’s boss (referred to as Subject A from now on) who fed the feral cats; it hit me – what makes cat people tick? That’s when we, the cats, decided to conduct studies.
Observations: The Rescue
Subject A had two kitties with FIV so she decided to adopt me out. She trap neuter returns (TNR) the ferals and adopts out the sociable strays from Wards Island.
One December day in 2015, I jumped into a well and waited. Subject A noticed I was missing for a few days and searched everywhere for me. She found me in a well about 7 feet deep. Instead of waiting for security to bring a ladder she jumped in to get me and badly sprained her ankles and walked funny with crutches for weeks.
I was cleaned up, dewormed and adopted to my humans: Victor and Andrea on December 9th.
Why did Subject A jump in well? She couldn’t wait a few minutes longer? The question is: What makes cat people tick? That’s what we felines really want to know.