I am happy to report that The Dude is looking a bit more chipper these days. I’ve been quite worried about him, especially because this year’s brutally hot summer seemed to really take it out of him (he looked so worn down and I kept wondering where he got water to drink). But he seems to be back, clearly reigning over his territory in the Barrio Santa Cruz, with a girlfriend or two. And people just love him. I’ve honestly never known a more laid back street cat. I have always thought that he must have a home somewhere (street cats don’t usuallyl live as long as he has), but as someone recently suggested, he probably has many homes and many many names. I still think he might be Loki’s dad, as the litter of abandoned kittens were found not far from where The Dude abides. You never know.