Elderly woman: The neighborhood cat’s not here tonight. It’s always sitting on the corner at this time.
Elderly man: Perhaps it’s too cold?
Elderly woman: Cats have fur, you know.
Elderly man: Perhaps it’s dead?
Elderly woman: Don’t say that. I think it’s probably on holiday.
— Shimokitazawa, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday,