Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Casual Friday: My Old Girl

For seventeen years, my cat Mochi has been my faithful companion. Her name means ‘rice dumpling’ in Japanese, and for all these years, she has rarely been more than a few inches from my feet. She sleeps under my desk, often resting her head on my toes. And every time I make a trip to the kitchen, she shadows my steps.

But lately she hasn’t been feeling well and I fear she is nearing the end of her days. So for the past few weeks, I’ve been spending extra time throughout the day attending to her special needs and enjoying the time we have left together.