Photo Credits — AleXander Hirka / Used with permission / How JJ indicated she was ready to eat

The Phantom Cat

She’s gone but she’s not

Last night, I hesitated to take my sushi into the living room before coming back to the kitchen to get the soy sauce and salad. Then I remembered. No cat. For the first time in nearly twenty years, this apartment is catless and it is weird.

My partner, the guy who doesn’t really understand having animals indoors but who is also the guy who took hundreds of wonderful…



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