Yes, it's been a year.
Hat tip to Roy Simpson who wrote:
'Records show that it has been one year since the cat showed up.
I am frequently told that cats attach themselves to properties rather than to people. Fortunately an experiment on this will be conducted soon when you move, as one will then know whether Shadow will stay and become a house guest for the new occupants. If so I might suggest getting a kitten and training it in the new Wells house?
As far as Shadow's food behaviour is concerned here is a quote from the Wikipedia:
"One poorly understood element of cat hunting behavior is the presentation of prey to human owners. Ethologist Paul Leyhausen proposed that cats adopt humans into their social group, and share excess kill with others in the group according to the local pecking order, in which humans are placed at or near the top. However, anthropologist and animal scientist Desmond Morris, in his 1986 book Catwatching, suggests that when cats bring home mice or birds, they are teaching their human to hunt, or helping their human as if feeding "an elderly cat, or an inept kitten".
I guess that Shadow is subconsciously wanting the Fundamentals of QM to be sorted out (in which cats may have some mysterious unexplained role) just like some of us physicists do more consciously. '
I reply: trust me, the cat is coming with us - the vole-life of Penton Corner has suffered enough. The box awaits ...