No one can ever predict where Charlie will be needed, and he certainly never expected to be called to Washington, but he was in January of this year. Of course he was present at the presidential inauguration on January 20th, but the real reason he was in D.C. was to take part in the historic Women’s March that took place the next day. The preparation began the day after the election last November, when a woman in Hawaii began to plan the event through a Facebook account, and her idea was to be proactive about women’s rights. It was intended to be a stand on social justice and human rights; the very things that Charlie works so hard to raise awareness on: ethnicity, gender, healthcare, immigration, race, and religion. Her idea mushroomed and demonstrations began to be planned in more than 20 countries, all through social media. A lot of the demonstrators wore “pussyhats” both in the US and abroad, and everybody either made them themselves, or received them as a gift from someone who knitted. None were sold. In English, pussy, besides meaning a cat or kitten, is slang for female genitalia, and the hat model was chosen because women all over the world were deeply offended when, during the campaign, a tape was released in which the current president said, “And when you’re a star they let you do it . . . grab them by the pussy, you can do anything.” In D.C. alone, a million people and one cat marched in a show of protests against this kind of attitude on the first day of the Trump administration, far outnumbering those who attended the inauguration the day before. And this is not to mention all the other cities throughout the world where conscientious humans marched peacefully, with or without pussyhats, and with or without brave cats.