I'm at 5 Morse Village Road, on the common, and I'm sorry to have to report that this morning I found a cat that has died, apparently peacefully, in my back yard. It is a calico with white, gray, and light brown, and it has a purple collar with a brass bell. I have to work today, but I have marked the location with an orange bucket and extend a sympathetic welcome to the owners should they want to come. I will, of course, respectfully bury the cat if the owner is not located, or if the owner wishes me to do so. My number is xxx-xxxx.