STRAHD: Cat Of The Month--December 2005
Strahd's owner is a cat (so to speak) named Alex, who is studying at Oxford as I write this. Alex emailed me the photo of his lovely feline, along with a brief write-up about his beloved cat:
"Hrmm... what to say about Strahd?I rescued him from certain death at the animal shelter, and now he's my best friend in the world. He enjoys reading (or at least lying down on my book when I try to read), sleeping (or biting my face while I sleep), and eating (whatever it is I'm trying to eat). His favorite food is buffalo wings, with extra bleu cheese dressing. He's also very talkative: he'll meow himself hoarse if anyone closes a door. I guess he feels he's missing out on some sort of fun. That, or he's got some weird animal shelter abandonment issues. He's a very lively, very male, cat; he plays extremely rough, always breaking the skin if you let him bite down. Maybe his favorite food is human. Who knows?" -A
I sent Alex an email asking him to please explain how he came to call his pal 'Strahd':
"It's from a novel I enjoyed when I was a youngster. It was about a man, named Strahd von Zarovich, who lost his one true love only to lose his soul as well. After he makes a 'deal with the devil' she basically comes back to haunt him for eternity. It was a very moving story (at least, I thought so when I read it)." --A.
CONGRATULATIONS TO STRAHD FOR BEING NAMED JAIBHAKTI'S CAT OF THE MONTH!