Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

The Spirit of the Black Cat Watches Over My Home

A dead friend who will be with me forever.

Photo by Hannah Troupe on Unsplash

Five years ago on October 25, my cat Darby passed after a brief illness. He was a bit older than two, barely an adult cat, and he went too soon. Darby was the leader of a trio of black cats that came into our lives the summer we moved into our house, and he was a huge shit disturber. He was also a loving little…

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Matthew Maniaci

Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.