Content warning on this one: It made me cry a couple times. Kitties, real kitties who lived with us once upon a time.
This is sort of in a way after Cats Have Nine Lives.
His name had been The Grey Gatsby when he was a kitten, and he had held it with the sort of dignity that all cats posses (although he was fairly certain that he possessed it in greater measure than most cats. Most cats were relatively silly when they thought nobody was looking. He, of course, was never silly. He had taken on many other names throughout the years, in the way that people and other animals tended to gift them – Gatters, Gatamon (he liked that one), The Terrifying One (from the co-pets, or at least the creatures he was told were also pets, although he thought they looked far too much like food), the Bigger Cat (from the cat he grudgingly allowed to be his clowder, a name that pleased him also as much as The Terrifying One, as that cat – Drake – became rather larger than him but never stopped thinking of him as The Bigger Cat). Sweetie might’ve been his favorite, although he would never admit it. Continue reading