JACK THE FORMER DEMON CAT has made it perfectly (purrfectly?) clear: He takes his vacation time in winter, without exceptions. And so his pitiful mother is charged with all the offseason hunting, which at the moment isn’t going so well–since nothing but Jack seems to be in hibernation this non-winter. Thanks, Andre Jordan, for outing my failures (e.g., two traps totally missing this morning when I went to check–missing!), and by the way: Jack prefers we call them thrones, not pedestals, and wants it made public that he currently has five to choose among, from which to look down on me. Nice.