Dramatis Personae

Ashlin: The main character. She works in a health club while she gets her degree in, uh, something, and her mother named her Ashlin so nobody would have to deal with spelling it "Aislin." She looks suspiciously like me.
Trent: Ashlin's fiance. He's a cat person, and he's a software engineer.
Gina: Ashlin's coworker. She likes to have fun, and have sex, and be healthy.
Mariko: The cat. You can tell her apart from Gustave because she's grey and Gustave is clear.
Gustave: the ghost cat, who died of old age in Ashlin's apartment a few years ago. He won't tell anyone what he's up to now--that would be unfeline.