Hear This: When the cat says “I know you’re strong,” say it back

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week: For Pets Week, we’re featuring songs written about or inspired by pets.

The Weakerthans, “Plea From A Cat Named Virtute” (2003)

I can’t say for certain when Yellow Cat started coming around, but it was shortly after we moved into the back unit of the triplex on Jim Hogg Avenue. Among the items the previous tenant left behind was a cat dish, and there was a time when my wife (who was then my fiancée) and I gave into the dark thought that the orange tabby had been left behind with her dish. To make matters more confusing, the guys who lived in the middle unit had their own, similar looking cat, named Kush because we were living in Austin, man. But Kush had tags and Yellow Cat had none—Yellow …

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