all cats are black in the dark

Mr. Man never asks for money. Treats are another story. That said:

file000896062877Some kitties get super lucky and find homes with good, kind people who truly love them. Benji survived a bunch as a little guy and now he is really loved and living in a forever home and his wonderful person would do anything to get him the help he requires. Sweet Benji needs help getting a surgery that will save his life. Read his beautifully-written story here and help if you can.

For anyone uncomfortable giving over a website, Benji’s person has listed the name of his vet who will allow donations to be made over the phone.
Veterinary Surgical Referral Practice
220 High House Rd, Suite 100
Cary, NC 27513
Anyone donating directly to the practice must specify it is for “Benji Johnson.”

Mr. Man thanks you from the bottom of his feline heart.

knowing man



The Cats Will Know (an excerpt)
Rain will fall again
on your smooth pavement,
a light rain like
a breath or a step.
The breeze and the dawn
will flourish again
when you return,
as if beneath your step.
Between flowers and sills
the cats will know.


There will be other days,
there will be other voices.
You will smile alone.
The cats will know…
 – Cesare Paves,
Translated by Geoffrey Brock.
The full text of this poem can be found here.