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Picture of the Day
February 27, 2020

The stray cat we took
in when I was a kid
had green eyes so
my sister, self-
appointed namer
of pets, dubbed
her Ireland.

Kitty had
pneumonia but my
soft-hearted mother spent a lot
of money we didn't have to save her.
A few days later, I came home from school
and she said, "I have something to tell you."
"The cat died," I guessed. She cried; I didn't.

It's weird what sticks. Death and loss were the
foundation on which my childhood was built. I was used to it. That's what
makes me so much fun to be around. That didn't stop me from becoming a crazy cat man by and by. But even so I never
would have predicted I'd one day take my feline buddy to a holistic vet for acupuncture, but that's Seattle for you, I guess.

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