I introduced you to the girls, but I have to introduce another member of the family. This is Bubby -- aka Bubster. His real name is Comet. When we found him in 1998, we named him after one of the girls' favorite books: Comet's Nine Lives about a cat in Nantucket. But somehow his name transitioned to "Bubby". We even named our boat after him - the "Bubby Cat." (Our boat is a catamaran, so it seemed only fitting.) Last summer Bubby was diagnosed with diabetes, which means that he requires shots of insulin twice a day. It's kind of a pain, but we've made it work. We all learned to inject the shots, so the girls are really good about helping with it too. He's a great cat!