Well, I arrived home from work yesterday a little unsure of what I would find – to find the food untouched, the litter tray unused and Pepper still curled up under the desk (although he had moved out from under the actual draw units to under the desk arch bit from where he could watch me – and he did).

As I made my supper and faffed about with this and that he watched me with those big wide eyes of his, he responded with little mews and purrs as I said his name, and then he came out and hopped up into the armchair for a bit of attention and tlc. Over the course of the evening, he came over for attention, went off for a bit of a doze, had a munch to eat and discovered where the patio doors are (he really wanted to go out, but he’s going to have to wait a few more days for that!).

Then this morning, I came down to find (okay he was back under the desk but I reckon he just likes it there), his food bowl near to empty, evidence of litter tray usage, a purry, bright and alert pussycat…