"A cat and a person meet and try to decide if they belong to each other."
This brought back memories and so I wrote...
Deal! by Nikita Cat
The room at the shelter was dark, cages lining narrow, winding, pathways that the man walked. There were cats of all ages, sizes and breeds, few took notice of the human in their midst.
It was morning feeding time, older cats were at their feed bowls while newborns were jostling for position at the faucets of their mothers.
He saw the Maine Coon kitten, aloof from the pack, their eyes met…
The kitten wasn’t hungry, just curious about the man outside his cage. Leaping up the cage side he stuck out a paw.
The human took it, shook it; deal!
Just about the only difference from how Daddy Kiril and I met is that it wasn't meal time and my Mom and sibblings just showed no interest in the man in front of our cage.