This is a non-book post and I'm off out for a walk in the sunshine (hopefully it'll last for a while). Meanwhile, here is a picture of Lucy I took this morning. She's sitting on the post at the bottom of the stairs - one of her favourite spots.
Below her on the stair post is this rat. The one she had previously fell to pieces, but she's not interested in this one.
She prefers this stratching post,which she has had since she was a kitten.