Saying Good-bye To My Little Girl

by Kevin Burton    (This is the fifth of a five-part series about a good friend, my cat Mex.)    My favorite afghan was also my cat’s favorite. Give us a lazy NFL Sunday, a recliner, maybe a snack, and that’s what’s for Sunday.     You could count on it, me and Mex sleeping through …

Mex Becomes A Mature Adult Stepcat

by Kevin Burton    My cat Mex bought into the new normal quickly after I moved her to Kansas from Ohio in 2005.     She had her own bathroom technically, the one where there could be cat litter on the floor. That part of my life not governed by beep baseball or work was full …

Ohio Street Cat Moves To Kansas

by Kevin Burton    With so much space at the house in Yellow Springs, my cat Mex and I started a game I called “chase the kitty.”  It was a real chase without catching her as an object.   The purpose was to do something together, to get some exercise, whatever.    I would always use …

Headlong, Headstrong, Spit In The Wind

by Kevin Burton    (This is part two of a five-part series remembering a great friend, my cat Mex.)    My little girl kitten was named “Mex” in honor of my time in Mexico.     My Mexican interlude was a triumphant time when through the working of God I got a teaching job in somebody …

The Beginning Of A Beautiful Friendship

by Kevin Burton    It wasn’t a Walkman, it was an off brand, essentially the same.  Most days I took it with me to listen to my tunes on the short bus ride down High Street in Columbus, to my job as an office assistant.     One day I turn it on, no sound, no …