Jackie, the cat that taught me to like cats, left this planet last night.

However, I’m sure he will still be haunting the porch intimidating dogs on the sidewalk and hoping to get pets from delivery drivers and customers picking up their orders.

We are very sad, but we knew this was coming with the progression of his kidney disease. Jackie has had a long and wonderful existence and has touched the lives of so many of our friends, housemates, and houseguests over the years. He’s appeared in numerous zines and shared porch chats with many folks who have visited from all over the world.

He’s been our #catboss since moving the shop back into the house during the pandemic and I’m so happy to have had these years working from home to spend more of it with him, even if he kept stealing my chair.

If you had the pleasure of meeting this handsome and distinguished creature, you were lucky.