catley1.jpgAlmost a year to the day after she captivated the blogosphere by making a triumphant return home from a mysterious three-week disappearance, Catley Pinkerton, the 14-year old orange tabby, passed away Tuesday in New Orleans due to natural causes. Formerly known as Hadley Catley Pinkerton, the beloved lap cat was originally from the Lower Ninth Ward.  She was adopted from the LA/SPCA in 1992. Aside from brief stints in Baton Rouge (three years of law school and one month after Katrina), she lived in New Orleans her entire life. She enjoyed naps, meowling, soft food, and watching television. She disliked her litter box. A private memorial service for friends and family is planned for this weekend. Survivors include her step-cat brother, Spencer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LA/SPCA.