Marlowe just brought in a young rat and dropped it into the cat castle. Then she had a choice of two temptations: the cat castle was surrounded by catnip I’d sprinkled for Emily and the kittens. She kept darting out to have a lick, then back in to harass her rat. It appeared unharmed and made a couple of breaks for freedom but she was on it in a pounce. Finally she ate the rat and settled down to playing in the catnip.