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December 13, 2001
Argyle shakes his head vigorously. 'No, no, it has to be a human. Animals don't count. It's probably because we don't have spiritual components.'

I stare at him. 'Cats don't have souls?'

'No. We're totally mono-dimensional. What you see is what you get.'

'But… but that's terrible. You mean that when you die, you just cease to exist?'

'Please. It's bad enough that you feed me low-grade meat, force me to live with that blundering oaf of a dog and never worm me on time. Don't anthropomorphise me as well.'

'Hey, you're the one who suddenly decided to start talking.'