My wife’s a “cat lady”. I go along, because I like kitties myself. I don’t dislike dogs, but I don’t seek them out, either.

Last night a pack of the neighborhood dogs got in our yard and killed two of our cats. The nasty thing is, if I except the ones in the house, those were the two I’d have least wanted to lose: Chin-Chin, a fixed female who wasn’t Siamese but looked every bit like one, and Atom, a tuxedo tomcat. Both of them were pets, lap kitties when we were sitting on the porch regarding our little empire.

Later today I’ll bury them. It’s something a person who lives in the country and keeps animals has to do, but it doesn’t get a whole lot easier with experience.

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