The themes of the story, of loss, and death, and love, are universal ones. The genesis of the story really lies with our own cats and dogs, each one of them unique and special personalities. I still miss dogs I haven’t seen for years. I still miss people I haven’t seen or spoken to for years. I guess I’m saying cherish those you’ve got. Nobody can live forever.

The idea for this one has been in my mental vaults for a while. The cat was originally going to be called “Zizzou”, but then I came up with the name for the song and that pushed it forward to this week.

Another straightforward one to write, which always worries me. If they seem easy I always feel like I’ve missed something.

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