Rocks and hard-packed gravel cover this flat desert,

 Far from water sources, this region may not see rain for years.

Small, unassuming cats survive these harsh environments

resilient and able to travel long distances, this cat may distract you with its cuteness.

It looks like a permanent kitten at half the size of a domesticated cat with pale grey fur for desert camouflage

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. A "soft disposition," it never hisses or attacks like other small cats.

 It's tolerant of other sand cats, who rarely fight over their home range.

 As we all know, injuries always lead to opportunities.