Oskar and I Discuss Our Confusion By the Hallway Light

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Oskar is a verbal cat. He whines, he chirps, he meows, he caterwauls. He's loud and persistent, so when he's trailing around after you narrating every step, it's hard not to talk back. "Oh, really? What? No. Wow. That's hardcore, Oskar."

Sometimes, if it is a particularly dark night and you are feeling vulnerable, you find yourself telling him about what hurts or what's got you angry, and he stops alongside you and meows at appropriate intervals like he gets what's going on, and you both manage to work it out somehow. He eventually grows quiet, and you stop talking, and you both end up just standing there in the quiet and looking into the dark together.