I've been married to this man for almost 27 years. He has always hated cats. He really really detested cats. I'm allergic to them so it has never been an issue for us. We just didn't have pets. But you know the story, old Snugs (who is actually an old man cat) adopted us a little over a year ago . . . and Snugs and Mark are best buddies. Mark was enjoying the sunshine last Sunday afternoon and looked who hopped into his lap to enjoy it with him.