A stray cat, Blackie “Blacks” Blackersteen, has shown up on our doorstep. She is affectionate but independent, confident but good natured . She’s healthy, with incredibly shiny black fur, a musical little meow and a propensity for leg rubbing. She’s probably under a year old and on the small-side of medium. She would be a good but undemanding companion.

We can’t keep her because we already have two cats. Claudia (our little violent feline felon of a calico) and Henry (our 145-pound, six-and-a-half foot long Maine Coon) and she all seem to get along pretty well so she might be a good addition for someone who already has a cat that is in need of an agreeable same-species friend. I think she’d be equally good with kids and families as with singles.

Please let us know if you, or anyone you know, would like her.

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Rest in Peace, Miranda.

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I’ve changed the headline since it was attracting way too many people. Miranda became part of our life for the end of hers. We miss her and wish she were still with us. At least we got to make her feel taken care of for the last year of her sweet life.