Carmie was my first pet. He could tell time in both Italian and English & loved his friends “Mousey & Fishy”. While I still had my condo, we would watch the fireworks at Sandburg H.S. together from our patio. He slept by my side each night, and would “remind” me if it was getting too late…. We moved in with my daughter and Carm got to go outside for the first time ever. She had a 3-tier “flower tower” we called his “garden apartment.” Carm spent summers watching the birds, chasing “critters” on the patio that he could never catch, and laying on his back in the sun. The best times were our morning “love time” when I would brush Carm on my lap…. He is very sorely missed.