Thursday, November 12, 2015

Farewell Mitts, Papergreat's #1 feline co-conspirator

Writing farewell posts for our cats is getting a little old. Yesterday (November 11), we said goodbye to Mitts, our approximately 13-year-old polydactyl fluffball. He was an extremely good boy whose hobbies included naps, laying in the sun, laying on the riding mower, naps, getting hugged ecstatically by every visitor to the house, food, napping on my stomach, and naps.

This is the third cat we've lost in 17 months, which is why I say it's getting old. Really old. We previously said farewell to Salem in June 2014 and Floyd on November 11, 2014. (Yes, we've lost cats on two consecutive Veterans Days, which is just odd, but obviously not statistically significant.)

Mitts, a very good boy, was the cat who was featured the most here on Papergreat. He leaves an excellent books and ephemera legacy. Here's a rundown of some of the cool posts he appears in or helped with.

Smallest book on my shelf:
Warren's Pocket History of Winchester

On deck: A Very Scholastic October

The books and papers of
Elbert Nostrand Carvel, Part 1

Pax Lectio: Some reading selections
to get through the latest snowstorm

Cute vintage Christmas postcard,
plus the famed Otto Christmas Cats

Connecting with the world
via postcards in 2013

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