2004-04-30 Untitled Shelley was hit by a car last night around 10:15. Catrracho, the cat downstairs, found the body. A neighbor saw it a few minutes later, and had the decency to call me up and tell me. I am so impressed by this: he actually reached down, ad took off his collar to read my number, and broke the news to me, and stayed with the body, even though it wasn't his fault. I never found out his name. We went to Home Depot ad bought a post hole digger, and then went to Humbolt park and buried Shelley by the Viking.
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2004-04-29 Untitled My cat died tonight. His name was Shelly, after Percy Bysshe. He was the best cat I ever knew and He was one of my best friends in Chicago. I got him as a four month old kitten, in August, last year, just before undoubtedly the worst winter of my life. Through it all, he was a great friend. He was the only cat I ever knew who would come running when I called; not because he expected any sort of treat, or even because he was well trained (he responded that way from the beginning) but more because he wanted ... more->
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