When Lola Attacks

Tim has packed up his canoe and headed to New York to seek his fortune. As a naturalist, he prefers animals to pets, but he is managing to bond with Lola, his feline host in Brooklyn:

Pet news: Lola still spits and hisses at me, but I feel more affection for her knowing that she’s been ably controlling the apartment’s mouse plague (seven caught in the last month). Hard to resent a sharp-tempered working cat in a city of needy fluffballs.

And their pets.