We dare you to take in the glorious, fuzzy beauty of this post and not 1) rush out to your nearest shelter to adopt a slightly sleepy calico of your own and 2) pick up an issue of MAR 35.1 immediately.

Arya_MARYou’re looking at Arya, a cat who knows the best way to laze about on a Saturday afternoon is to do it with MAR. (Especially when the cover complements your fur coloring.) Arya is owned by Alyse Bensel, whose poem, “Glossary for Metamorphosis I,” appears in this issue. After you’re done taking in the wonders of Arya, read Alyse’s MAR contributor interview.

Want to include your pet in this special Pets with MAR blog series? Simply send your photo, along with your pet’s name and any other relevant details, to mar@bgsu.edu.