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It was late morning, and I was putting up a fresh pot of coffee when I heard the first meow. It sounded awfully close, as if from inside the apartment instead of the backyard one story down. Then I heard it again, and there was no doubt. I’d made it clear when she moved in: no pets. I suffer from allergies — through spring and summer I have a persistent itch in my nostrils, and the lightest bit of pollen or dander or even a freshly mowed lawn sets off sneezing spells that leave my entire body sore.
I was also concerned about the smell. And besides, the landlord forbade pets. I’m only taking care of it for a few months. I keyed my reply, then backspaced over it, reconsidering. I have a tendency to overreact, to exacerbate conflict. Instead I went for calm and firm, and maybe slightly paternal. Later that afternoon, in the kitchen between our bedrooms, we talked, leaning on opposite counters.