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A young woman and her cat were sitting at a downtown corner and I was amazed at how calm the cat remained despite traffic sounds and people moving all about. I have a similarly handsome black cat, and he would have been cowering under the nearest available shelter if he'd heard even a smidgen as much noise. She told me she had hand raised her cat since it was a small kitten and that he was very used to the downtown bustle. His name is Cybin (as in Psilocybin), and he wears a little sweater harness and leash to keep him safe. It's obvious why he is a very contented companion with such a sweet person caring for him. A moment later his eyes were closed in a very contented expression and he was purring away. Info on help for Seattle's street youth is here, and Katia, a photographer I have admired for years who loves and works with street youth has this blog and uses donations for direct aid.