In an earlier post, I alluded to the trials of 2012, and the sorrow of losing my dear cat Inky at age (almost) 20. That was very difficult, and I will always miss her, but a good thing did come of it: Ben and I were fortunate enough to find two adorable, marvelous kittens, now named Charlie and Lucy, and they have mastered the art of doing cute things all day to the point that a surveillance tape of us at home would be absolutely unlistenable due to the endless “Oh look how cute s/he is!”

The puking/peeing/howling era having yet to begin, we’re still in that honeymoon period where all we do it play with the cats all day. And that’s just how I like it.


  1. Because you don’t get nearly enough comments on these posts, let me speak for everyone when I say I love these kitten updates.

  2. More cats.
    I’m tempted to get a new cat. Just like Heidi, I recently lost my cat. She was 21 years-old. I had to put her down last month. As Heidi said, it was indeed hard. I’m not at the point where I can see myself caring for another one so soon.

    But it is tempting. Yes, more cat blogging, please.

  3. Waou! 21 year old, you were lucky. Sorry to hear about you losing your cat and yeah, putting his cat to sleep is a really a tought experience (I had to do it also, helas not because she was old, just very quickly after a visit to the vet and a terrible diagnostic…)
    Take your time, you will care for sure, that’s okay if not in the first days, it takes a little time but I would recommand for you to take 2 cats. I can’t really explain it but seeing cats interacting one with another, with someone from their species, really add something for you and for them.
    There would be so much to say about cats. More than editors, I think they have a big hidden influence in the production of comics, being the best partners ever for a penciller (well, whenever they don’t make things fall or scrach paper!).

  4. Better than 2 cats, take 2 cats nobody will want. The female cat I had to put to sleep, saved from terrible conditions, had only one ear (you don’t want to knwo why…) and my current big fat cat is in fact a… mutant! He has two tails! (one begins tyhen stop quickly and another short one begins on the first one than stop). Most people will not take this type of cats from refuge, which is a shame.

  5. Aww. I love cats.
    I am sorry for your loss, but I am glad you found two more wonderful kitties. We have four cats and all but one were rescued. The one that wasn’t is my son’s cat and she chose him (long story.)
    You will always love and miss Inky, but I am glad you found two new sweeties to love.

  6. Yes, more cat updates.

    Jimmie, I lost my 22 year old cat, and needed six months before getting a new one. You will know when it’s the right time.

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