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After Santosh

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet

Photo by Dorothea OLDANI on Unsplash

My longest and possibly best relationship was the 17-year-long one I had with my pet cat, rust, tan, and white-colored beauty named Santosh. I’d found her one spring day back in 1998 at the Animal Rescue League in Boston. I was living alone for the first time in years; my Jamaica Plain apartment felt particularly empty that spring, in the weeks after I ended a short but passionate…



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Judah Leblang

I'm a Boston writer/storyteller. I've written the memoir "Echoes of Jerry,” and numerous commentaries for NPR stations around the US. More at