MacBeth the Cat sunned himself on an outer wall of Osaka Castle.  He enjoyed the spot because it was always warm and sunny during the day, and there were many small birds and squirrels to chase.  Below him, a crowd of humans, teenagers, he noted, was gathering.  Lazily, he cataloged and recorded their identities and conversation.  He wasn’t listening, but the recording went on automatically.  A pair of additional humans climbed the steps and joined the group.  A female, identified as Nora O’Reilly, location: Donegal, Ireland, reached up a hand to pet him.  He hissed, and bounded into the grass.

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