Stanley was the only cat I ever really loved.
And now there’s a second Stan, a much more famous one, who I hope takes after my friendly feline. Prime Minister Harper and his family took to Facebook to choose a name for their adopted little tabby and the name Stan won paws down. Smokie was a distant second. This is the Harpers’ Stan:
And this is the cooler than cool, smart as a whip, don’t mess with his food bowl, Stan the first, all sleepy and cozy.
Stan is no longer with us but he had a great, long life and he was as loved as any cat ever was. I hope the Harpers have as much luck with their Stan as we had with ours.