Re: Book 2, Ch. 3 - The Story of the Monkeys of the Shitty Island
Cats are always comfortable too. The way cats sleep and relax, and bask in the sun, they always seem at ease, and at peace. No troubles for the inside cat. They don't have to hunt for food, they are never cold or hot, they have no worries, they are provided for, just like Toru. His wife tells him to find the cat! Find what besides the cat, reality?
Toru also shares qualities with a cat, but when the cat went missing, so did Toru's comfort. It was like he was forced into reality, a place not so comfortable, with lots of worries. Toru faced these worries and uncomfortable situations, and the cat came back. I love that cat!