The lost cat incident ended satisfactorily, the only injury being some scratches to my arm. The gorilla was a different matter.
He was a big, burly clod of a bailiff from some debt collection agency (the debt in question being nothing to do with me, I hasten to add.) The circumstances led us into a confrontational situation and the conversation became heated. He was pushy and insufferably impertinent; I accused him of behaving ultra vires. I also told him that much of what he was saying was bullshit. And then he left.
End of story. End of blogging for today.