As many of you know, I'm a cat person. I've had, and lost, a number of cats in my life. Last night, my partner's cat, who I'd adopted as my own as well, died of lymphoma. We'll miss all of his quirkiness: his wanting to get on top of us after a shower or hot tub, his “presiding” over our nightly check-ins, his way of getting “tithes” while I was eating chicken or fish. He was such a relational cat, so sweet and loving.