Its reached crisis point.

Our cat passed away ealier this year, leaving a bit of a void in the house. Okay - we still have the 25-kilo brainless spaniel - but a 25-kilo spaniel jumping up on your bed is a real no-no. And the dog doesnt do a very good job of catching rodents - and since we live in the country - this is a real issue.

The wife and sprog are convinced that no other cat can fill the void, as the previous incumbent was very very sociable. But I pointed out that whatever moggie we rescue from the cat protection league would be quickly brainwashed... Whaddyathink? Get a moggie or not ? And if so - what do we call it ?