A quick update on jimmy the Cat - he's 18 months old now and fully grown, a proper cat, very laid back - very cool in fact, ne doesn't fawn or beg, not overly affectionate: he does his thing and we do ours and I think in his mind we're all pretty much equal.
I'd resisted putting a bell on him because, you know, I kinda think that hunting is a cat's natural right... but he was cutting such a bloody swath through the neighbourhood's wildlife; every night a little bird or mouse or something - once he brought home a pigeon, nearly as big as him: a London pigeon, mind, and some of those have been known to carry knives... anyway, I reconsidered and we put a little tinkalinka bell on his collar. It didn't make any difference; he hunts just as well with it.
Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? ~~ Oddball