This was based on something that happened in real life; a stray cat gave birth to a litter of kittens in our basement. We gave the kittens away to various people, my sister Rachel kept one that she named Bart (and she still has him), and my sister Debbie insisted we keep the mother cat, Arlene.
So yeah, that happened. I was the only one in the house who wasn’t crying too much to handle it, though it still wasn’t easy. Sometimes I get tired of loss, but that’s the way the world works.
The next chapter is much sillier.