Cat's Cradle

____ ______ has a very sweet bit about a great cat he was once owned by (no one owns cats, as we know). He wrote:

...that was a long time ago, and cats don't live that long. By now Nurse must be gone, but I'll remember her spirit as long as I live. What a great cat!

Not to soil the sweetness, but this reminded me of a story from The Onion, as many things do these days: something along the lines of, child must be comforted after father remarks on seeing Mary Tyler Moore's MTM logo with a kitten saying meow, That cat must have died years ago.