"Hon! Hon! You should--you gotta see--oh man--"
"What? What? THERE'S A SPIDER!"
Deciding to leave the spider to its own devices, the cat and I came out to join him on the back step. "What was it?"
"I just saw a squirrel try to mount a rabbit."
...well, I had begun to suspect that the Vortex really was localized to the old place, but now I'm wondering.