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How I Got Through This

This Year, I Became a Cat Guy

His name is Alfie, he is 16 years old, and he is my whole world

Photo illustration; source images courtesy of the author

Alfie is a picky eater. Unless you’ve got a tuna-and-chicken bisque on hand — and not just any bisque, it’s got to be a specific senior-branded bisque made by Hartz Delectables — he won’t give a shit what you’ve put in his bowl. I learned this…




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Max Ufberg

Max Ufberg

Writer and editor. Previously at Medium, Pacific Standard, Wired

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