Hm, that was a depressing post, wasn't it? I don't want to delete it, but we could use something else to think about. So here's a bonus post about something silly.
The cat brought a blau-blau (a blue lizard, about the size of a big mouse or a small rat) with him to play with. He usually eats them where he catches them (in the woods), but apparently, he got the idea of this lockdown. Shop quickly, eat at home. It would have been okay, if he'd killed it first. But well, you know cats...
He had a lot of fun chasing it around my pepper plants. I didn't think that was funny at all. First of all, I don't like watching this rather cruel playing with food. I accept that's what cats do, but I prefer to be able to ignore it. And second... stay away from my plants, please!
The lizard fought back though and somehow got the chance to clamp its teeth around one of the cat's toes (I presume it has teeth by the way Poes reacted - he literally howled) and it only let go after Poes ran around our (luckily unused) upstairs room, dragging that lizard with him - it was on one of his hind legs - and got out through the bars of the side window. I think that knocked the hell out of that lizard and it finally got off that toe. I don't have pictures of that part, but I think you can imagine how it looked.
The cat is trying to catch his breath now and I guess (hope) he won't be bringing his catches with him again soon.
And that's the end of this exciting story. ;-)