Nearly five years ago, in early June, I was in Rome for a family wedding and went to an antiquities museum with two of my cousins, and in the courtyard on the way out, we encountered one of Rome's many, many street cats. Here I am feeding it some water from my hand. (One cousin is taking the picture and the other is telling me not to get too near the cat because I'll catch some horrid disease.) You can't see either me or the cat too well, but it's still a nice picture, and I like the cobblestones. Sure beats the mall-sprawl scene here, which has been driving me a little batty.