I have a new studio assistant. She is a two month old rescue kitten with more energy than all of us! Her name is, of course, Pickle. She spends waking moments chasing string, or paper balls, doing aerial flips, bewitched by catnip, or brushes, or whatever else she can push of the edge of the table she is not supposed to be on anyway. She is a huge distraction from work, but we have not felt it fair to test her with a cucumber. The Cats Vs Cucumbers videos are more amusing than most of the 2.3 million cat movies on Youtube!