Finally, Soya Sauce appears! He doesn’t get his name for at least a few more strips though. Soya Sauce was based on our real-life cat of the same name, who we adopted from our local animal shelter. He was such a cranky, moody cat, and he and I constantly got on each others’ nerves — probably because we were so much alike! Man, that cat used to drive me so crazy. I never thought I would miss him, but now that he’s gone, I often find myself wishing he were still around, so that I could hold him and give him a big squeeze. Until he swatted or bit me.