Fine. FINE! I know when I'm beaten!
I'll get another cat! Sheesh!
(Ganesh, if this is part of your complicated plan, I salute you on another obstacle--my willpower--neatly removed...)
ETA: Okay--I swear to you, the MINUTE I hit "post" on this entry, Ben calmed down, laid down on my desk at my right hand, accepted a petting, and entered Meditative Meatloaf Position.