Well, we have a cat.
Julie has wanted a cat for some time now and I started actively looking for one last weekend. After one false start, I located a likely feline today and we were able to pick him up this afternoon. The kitty, who came home with the assigned name "Skeezix", is about one year old and appears very happy to have people paying attention to him.
The big question is how the introduction to the Ruby the Dog is going to go. We'll try that *tomorrow*, I think.