At lunchtime escapologist cat is discovered to be war-wounded. Consequence of nights on tiles we don't doubt. Beloved now agrees with Granny that these should be discouraged. Local tom wailing outside in the small hours is likely cause of the large raw patch on back of cat's neck. He does not appreciate betadine soaked bandage which now encircles it. No more nights out for him though, assuming we have at last got Houdini licked.
Kestral has twice this morning been hovering outside the kitchen window, after long absence. Could he have inflicted Houdini's wound???? Probably not. Grannyp