At Double Trouble this afternoon Tim asked me about the stray kitty who's been visiting us lately, also known as Miss Kitty, also known as the cat we're definitely NOT adopting.
I said, "Andrew is allergic, so we can't keep her. What should I do?"
I said, "What about when I'm gone? Won't she come to depend on me?"
He said, "She'll fend for herself. That's what she's doing now anyway."
He had a point.
Fast forward half an hour. I'm driving up my driveway and I see Miss Kitty in our neighbor's front yard. There's blood all over her face, around her mouth, all in her white fur, and she's biting into the neck of a dead animal, tearing the meat off of it, crunching the bones.
"Miss Kitty," I said. "What on earth are you eating?"
She looked up from her meal, and I could see it was a squirrel.