I got into a Twitter spat with a chap who is more into the organised religion than myself.
A Muslim writer colleague (Yusuf Toropov) said that he would be praying for a mutual writer (Paul Kater) scheduled to undergo a big but routine operation requiring general anaesthetic. (Routine for the medical establishment, but perhaps a first for Paul.) I told
Yusuf to have his seance on his own time. His response - "In our
circles, in our circles..." - jokingly suggested the beginnings of
I was holding my cat when the tweet came in. I responded in a similar jocular fashion, maintaining my intolerant, know-it-all secular, atheistic stance as I slowly typed back my reply one-handed.
But then the cat looked at me to get my attention, and cleared his little throat and declared:
"But the Prophet loves you, peace be upon him."
I wasn't that alarmed at the time. In fact, I've been filled with nothing but love in the few days since the event happened.
But I need advice on what to do next!
What I'd like to know is:
Should I contact a pet psychologist to have the cat sorted out, or a feline neuroscientist?