I was on call last night. It was horrific. Serious trauma (patient and me). When I had a little time, I talked to B.B. Av and missed home and the cat.
I think I forgot to mention that we had mice a while ago, and one of the pushes to get the cat was the anti-mice, anti-snake properties.
He had tried to take the cat outside on a leash, which did not work, ("Oh, this cat is not going on no leash,") and resulted in another escape attempt. (The first one was my fault as I tried to let it get some fresh air in the garden.)
Av flipped out as he went over the back wall and went chasing him, to no avail. He thought I was going to be really upset that he lost the cat. I don't think it would really run away, though. It seems not to get far.
About five minutes later, the cat descended down the stairs (from above) very nonchalantly.
With a mousetrap on its foot.
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It has also been de-wormed, has a mouth infection, stinks, and is very cuddly. When I took it to the vet I had to register it, so I put "Shunra" as its name, per B.B. Av's request. Good enough.