When he wasn’t being a dog, Schwartz did plenty of cat things, like watching the snake Basil in the cage. Snakes do very little on a regular business, but enough to be interesting to a cat. Being a cat, Schwartz knew that he needed to spend some time analyzing the situation and to get as close as he could so he was ready to get it when the opportunity arose. More than once we found him sitting on top of the cage, looking in. And, unfortunately, the opportunity arose.