Day 255 of 365, 9 February 2017.

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Prompt: Inspired by a pet.

It’s a long time since I had a family pet, but I grew up with a constant stream of dogs and cats through my life. This reminds me of the last one: my seal-point Siamese companion who was part of our lives from 1980 to 1996. He was very clever, we got up to lots of tricks together through my tweens and teens. I remember him being extremely unimpressed and standoffish when I left for university, but a few days after I came home each time, we were back to normal, tucked up on a beanbag together reading, or with me or my mum shooing him off my bed at night-time.