There is a clear winner in this household after Lunel died. Our other cat, Shiraz, was victim of bullying by Lunel. She accepted her lower status by retreating to rooms Lunel deemed unworthy occupying. Most of those rooms were unoccupied by humans as well. Therefore Shiraz was mostly invisible to us humans. After Lunel died, and even in the last few months when Lunel was clearly too old to respond to Shiraz’s presence, she started reclaiming the house, seeking our company. So at last, at the respectable age of fifteen, she can finally sit on our laps as much as she wants. Or at least as much as the humans allow her to.