When not perusing books and transcripts at the Getty, or hanging out with friends, John and I made some investigations into the ways and natural habitat of that indolent species, the Whale-cat (subject of a possible animated film). The Whale-cat is very hard to pry out of its preferred habitat, which is, as far as can be ascertained, any warm comfy place. It requires bedding with flannel sheets, although it also likes sunny beaches and, of course, hot springs. Its preferred foods appear to be coffee, fine red wine, and, from time to time, chocolates. If petted sufficiently, it would probably never bother to eat, but would lounge happily about making noises not unlike those George used to make when enjoying a carrot during vet visits (George's vets were always pleasantly amazed at his ability to enjoy carrots and petting even in the throes of an exam).
The Whale-cat is an animal that has been seriously under-studied by the zoological community, but we expect to make a major contribution to the understanding of this rare and bizarre beast, which John posits is closely related to the sloth as well as to cats and whales.