I feel unclean!

I just bombarded the world with form email begging for help selling the paperback of Unbelievable. I can’t tell you how uncomfortable I am with doing things like that. I really have to make myself. You should see my face when I hit the send button.

I’m just trying to feed these guys. Please note that the fur is only just beginning to grow back on Buddy’s belly. That bare patch makes him seem so vulnerable. It breaks my heart a little. But he definitely still has heft to him, so that makes me feel better. He’s not entirely skin and bones.


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “I feel unclean!

  1. My cat Angel, 16 years old now, stayed young at heart for an unnaturally long time – for years and years people thought she was about 5. She’s got some chronic problems now which, while not as serious as your cat’s, can’t really be cured and have slowed her down and made her more timid than she ever was. I have feelings like yours about Angel now – that she is vulnerable, which makes me feel very protective of her. I try to keep in mind that what actually happened is that she had an unnaturally long, wondeful youth!

  2. Yeah. You have to focus on the positive. I thought Buddy was at the end so I keep saying things like, “Look at that, we’ve got some time left!”

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