This is my cat Minouette (1996-2016) with her tiny likeness. She was my
first real pet and was with me for almost two decades, which is a good,
long, life for a cat. She moved from Toronto to BC and back with me and
made friends along the way. RJH says he knew he had to pass muster with her if he had any hope with me,
and his lap became her favourite place to sit. I was amazed at her
patience with Gabriel (as babies are sometimes not as gentle as they
intend, or think cat tails are for pulling), but she loved him too. Saturday was a hard day; she let us know it was her time and we had to
say goodbye. She was tiny, and fearsome, and clever. I loved her very
much. If you've ever wondered, I named everything I do online after her.
We miss her already.