Peabody has been a tremendous comfort while I'm home alone during the day. I don't know why she changed but over the last couple of months she went from being this aloof "don't touch me" kitty to this affectionate little cuddle/purr machine. She spends a lot of time in my lap rubbing her head against me and curling up in my arms. I have so fallen in love with her. I'm sad that she's moving at the end of this month. I hope whatever new roommate I end up with also has a cat. Because I can't imagine my life anymore without a little kitty bundle of joy.
Now I'm going to look up DSHS so I can find out where the heck they are and go down there this afternoon.