This month we mark Gunther’s (a.k.a. Shadow) first anniversary of arrival. As we don’t know his birthday, we’ll consider this day the one to celebrate. The shy Russian Blue has made himself part of our religious family transitioning from his earlier life as a barn cat mouser to something of a monastic therapy cat with mousing on the side and has endeared himself to all.We are grateful to God for gifting us with such an extraordinarily polite and gentlemanly cat. And to all the dear souls who have made it possible for us to have him at the monastery as well as those generous cat-lovers eyeing the wish lists for feline related needs.