A portrait of Tika the cat. She seems to like Connecticut. Her favorite 6am activity is to jump up on the desk and cackle out the window at early morning critters. Since she's not as brave or agile as she used to be each night I build her a little staircase to get to the top of the desk. The only foil to my setup is that her wimpering meow at the wildlife just beyond her reach, wakes me up.