Two of my friends have lost their dear kitties this past week, a hardship I hope I won’t experience myself for many years. In honor of those lost cat-companions, I am bringing back my weekly cat posts. Yes, they are a bit silly for a music blog, but then again so many of the musicians and music-lovers in our community have beloved cats and dogs (and pigs, guinea pigs, snakes, etc.). Here, this week, is a photo of one of the semi-feral kittens at my mother’s house, a kitten I might have adopted had I not brought home my Roland from the shelter a couple months after this photo was taken. None of the cats outside my mother’s house are ‘fixed’, so most live rather short lives and have no human families, but a few have been the lucky exception.