Felines are difficult to keep in space.
Their territorial nature makes communal living a nightmare, and itís not like they can just slip outside if things are too cramped.
Litter trays are a serious biohazard; weíve had to weight them down to stop them floating around like extremely unhygienic feathers.
Their food reliably tastes better than the dreck we humans are given, so I have to stop the crew from pinching it. It even comes in vacuum-sealed pouches.
Plus they have a nasty habit of clawing apart oxygen pipes, looking for mice.
(The cats, I mean, not the crew.)
Needless to say, we canít let them anywhere near the lab rats.
I've been asked why I keep them on board at all.
Zero Gravity Cat Pics.
24 September 2016