Solitary, sleepy, somewhat overweight. Occasionally awake, at times alert, at times predatory. Appreciates puddles of sunlight, leaking faucets, wicker chairs, cold water, sweat. Requires regular grooming and respect for privacy. Has endured relocation, international travel, comments about weight, and pseudo-artistic temperaments. Once went missing for three days, was not retrieved, but returned. Once resided for half a year with famous barfly writer. Once expressed anger by breaking a mug. Afraid of children and hair dryers. Tolerates injections and baths. Idea of companionship: not close, not nearby, but within the vicinity. Idea of contentment: habit, with an accessible window for viewing. Ten years old.