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November 16, 2012
Reading the 1962 letter Heinlein wrote to Theodore Sturgeon with story ideas letter was wonderful. It was clear from these ideas that RAH really did understand cats. “What exact knowledge of how human beings work can enable a man always to make other people happier simply by his own presence? Cats have made a racket and a good thing out of this knowledge for seven thousand years without even bothering to flatter the recipient of the pleasure.” She spent many minutes pondering the snippet, “Ghost of a little cat patting around eternity looking for a familiar lap to sit in.”