May 2008. This is a photo of photos used in filming “Catervention.” The image is prescient insofar as it foreshadows the whole Cats and Catts experience. On the right, you can see my very first orchid, a mottled purple Phalaenopsis. It had already begun its death spiral and you can see the ugly leaf damage. It was a kind gift from a friend, but I had no idea how to take care of it and the air roots freaked me out. I can’t remember if I overwatered it or underwatered it, but it went to an early grave. I waited over a year before trying my luck again.