I adopted Gidget as an 11½ week old kitten in late 2015, and she’s been with me ever since! Gidget is a big tabby-and-white girl who is super cuddly with me in cool weather, but terrified of strangers. She’s known my parents’ dog, Gizmo, since she was tiny and they’re pretty good friends.


a cartoony avatar of Jessica Smith is a socialist and a feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.