Shelter workers sobbed along with the Holbrooks as the couple was reunited with C.C. — short for Curious Cat — after weeks of anguish over whether he survived Hurricane Katrina.
The Holbrooks think C.C. used some of his nine lives during three weeks in their flooded home in New Orleans before a National Guardsman found him.
“He’s been so traumatized,” said Andrew Holbrook, stroking the cat. And C.C., still too exhausted to react to the reunion, might have been thinking, “You don’t know the half of it.