Learning to Look Forward with Milbo

Drawing at my dining room table in the mornings, I find myself talking to our 6-year-old calico cat Milbo. Most days we discuss the future, what we’re going to eat for dinner, and how we’ll get back to normal (whatever that means). She usually lets me do most of the talking.

There’s so much I miss about beer right now, but that only means there’s a lot to look forward to. It’s something I try to remind myself every day. Good times, and the beer experiences that go with them, will return. I am thankful to Milbo not just for her tender and mild demeanor, but also her willingness to listen, even if she doesn’t really understand. 


Em Sauter is an award winning cartoonist and Advanced Cicerone® who lives in Connecticut. Her website Pints and Panels recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. 

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