Lots of people have gone to the dogs. Well, once upon a time not too long ago, in the eternal city of Rome, certain people went to the cats. There were thinkers who, because of the increase in traffic noise, could no longer find a quiet place to think. There were old people who had stories to tell but no one to hear them, whose families no longer had a place for them. There were widows and spinsters who stayed home in empty apartments. All of them just picked up and disappeared, leaving not a trace. They had all gone to the cats.