Masha • Tomas is usually a very shy cat. He hides when people are around – on top of the TV cabinet in my grandmother's room or inside the big box we kept from the new hot water tank. But he likes it in the corner there. The gas stove is on the other side of the wall, so it's very warm. But look how his front paws are tucked under his chest and he stretches his chin to rest on a woolen slipper; already it starts to get cool.