little paw and the very cold night

it began to get colder each day.

one night it was very cold. very, very cold. little paw could see mist in the air near the girl’s face. she slept with her body buried in many thick things.

little paw put his nose under the thick things.

then he put his head under.

it was warm!

he put his whole body under the thick things. it was warm and good. the girl lay curled on her side. he found a small space against her belly that was the warmest place. he curled and tucked himself into the warm space and purred and slept. his mommy fell asleep on top of them, outside of the warm, thick things.