Mozart was an aptly named cat, who lived from Autumn 1992 til July 2012. He was a lover of humans and music. He was one of the most charming people that those who met him ever met. He was terribly clever, and usually and deservedly got what he wanted. He had a long, joyful life.
As a kitten, he was often anxious. His original owner found that playing Wolgang Amadeus Mozart CDs had the consistent result of lulling the feline to sleep, curled around the speakers. Hence, his name. He had musical taste, and usually let his preferences be known.
His favorite food was marinara sauce. He preferred the outdoors, and ruled an entire backyard block of Brownstone Brooklyn for most of his life.
He remains our mascot and muse, and his spirit lives on.
From time to time you may also see photographic evidence here of another, equally-loved late cat, Purrcity (1991-2011). She was as lovable as she was difficult to photograph, which is to say, very. Her black fur made her virtually invisible to the camera lens. Only her gorgeous gem eyes betrayed her camouflage. In contrast to Mozart, she was tone deaf to both music and the needs of others. Nonetheless, she was our princess, and while not decorating our site’s masthead, she is certainly another one of our immortal muses.
See also movie version of logo: His Servant’s Voice.