For International Cat Day, here’s a photo of Blanca, a kitten I rescued from the local shelter back in April. For a while, she would hop up onto the stair railing and entertain herself by swatting at her tail. One morning a few months back I heard her, grabbed a camera and made several frames. She slipped and fell a few weeks later, catching herself on the edge of the carpet and hauling herself back up. I haven’t observed her engaging in this behavior since. A lesson learned perhaps. One life down, eight to go.