Our kitty’s name is Mannix, based on the given fact that all cats are detectives at heart. Mannix Tuxedo Cathaire was adopted from a feral litter at Animal Control in Deer eld Beach, Florida, on March 17, 2004. His name was chosen from the TV detectives Mannix and Monk.  The name is Irish for “little monk.” He was barely 8 weeks old and could sit in your hand — now he’s 19 pounds. He does “cat”-isthenics, watches Cat TV, runs from the doorbell chime and has “emergency dashes” in the hallway. He can ask for and respond to the spelling of “supper”— his favorite time of day!

— Libby Haire