It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Ripley, the Borderlands cat and semi-official mascot of the SF community. Anyone wandering into Borderlands Books over the last seven and half years will have met the beloved hairless Sphinx who lived happily amid the shelves and stacks until her passing on May 12th, and many more may know her from her appearances on sites like GalleyCat, io9, SFSignal, and, of course, Stuff On My Cat.
Our sincerest condolences to owners Jude Feldman and Alan Beatts, who have set up a Memorial Blog on which people can share reminiscences and photos of Ripley. Anyone who has ever lost a pet can understand how difficult the experience can be—we encourage everyone with a fond memory or a kind word to reach out and share the love. Rest in peace, Ripley—you will be greatly missed.
Bridget McGovern has a thing for books, and cats, and especially bookstore cats.