Pray for me, friends.
The pet is off to an out-of-town conference for a few days, and I will be left alone with the pet's brother. I can only hope that my intimate knowledge of the house will save me from whatever he may have in store for me. If I can last till Thursday evening, all will be well.
Cat #2 (Isis' new name) will have no trouble, and as for Ares, he's on his own. Tough luck, sucker!