Hümdinger’s Cats

An Appetizer for Kugel

“Hümdinger’s Cats” (26 August 2020) — digital collage by AleXander Hirka

Kugel is Mrs. Hümdinger’s cat. Kugel was also Mrs. Hümdinger’s cat. The cats were identical so she called them by the same name.

It all began when Kugel snuck out of the apartment. Mrs. H had tossed the cat a catnip mouse to play with while she showered. When she came out the living room window was open as she’d left it, but the screen had been pushed aside. And there…



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aleXander hirka

aleXander hirka


Writer, visual artist, philosopher, autodidact, curmudgeon. More than half of what i do is make believe. https://alexanderhirka.nyc