There is another cat in the apartment! I know, I am just as shocked and appalled as you are!! Apparently, this invader of my territory is a 'stray kitten' (she's seven months old!) and has a 'kitty cold' and that's what's keeping her separated (and protected) from me.
Grrrrrrooooowwwllllll. This will not stand! I don't care how 'cute' she is, I don't care if, unlike moi, she is a big 'lap cat'. I don't care! This is outrageous. I demand a recount!... or something!!