LImpet, our neurotic male cat, is about 17 now and on his way through the last of his nine lives. The vet gave him a six months to a year over a year ago. He was a terrific companion to the kids when they — and he — were young. He was so very tolerant of all their abuses, and he is now a wonderful writing companion. I have therefore found it appropriate to star him in his own short story, “Scoots Pitiful and the Mystery at Green Gables.”

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