Today, I have a cat-sized hole in my heart Sep 20, 2017 Musetta is gone.March 28, 2001–Sept. 20, 2017 4 Comments Katha on September 20, 2017 at 10:25 pm Clea, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. I just know what it feels, and I send you a big, big hug of comfort. For me, Musetta was always an integral part of your writing world: as an inspiration for Esmé, and, undoubtedly, as a muse and companion when you were writing. And I just loved the photo of her, proof-reading your manuscripts! I will miss her presence in your writing and on your website. Clea Simon on September 20, 2017 at 10:36 pm Thank you, Katha. I can't even begin to imagine how I'll work without her supervision. I'm glad she came alive for you in my books, and I will take comfort knowing that she lives on in the hearts and minds of readers. Birdy Diamond on September 21, 2017 at 3:26 am Just discovered your wonder-full works and the cats and creatures that grace their pages. So sorry to read of your loss – it's hard when a furred loved one leaves us. Clea Simon on September 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm Thank you, Birdy.