I read one of those lists.
This was Ten Ways to Quickly Calm Yourself.
One good way was to pet a cat.
Fine, I said, but oi, where am I going to find a tame cat?
A day later, as if by miracle, this sweetie walked over while I was sitting on a "bench" at Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva and started snuggling up to me.
Even though I didn't let the kitty sit on my lap, students passing by looked at the two of us with curiosity and a little disbelief.
I calmly smiled back at them. :)
(Linking to Camera Critters.)