I wonder if it’s the same cat Barney keeps having nightmares about.
Gman is like “Yes, I’m carrying a cat, and anyone who mentions it out loud will spend the next millennium in stasis”.
I tried to paint a landscape featuring some of the hydraulic facilities designed by our Institute, to hang it in the office, but the picture got rejected for being too gloomy. (Somehow I can’t imagine cheerful hydraulic facilities, to be honest). Anyway, most of our engineering structures look suspiciously Half-Life-ish, so I just added a wrecked Combine Gunship to the picture. Then I suddenly remembered a fleeting encounter I had when I was visiting a local department store a couple of weeks ago (to pick up my t-shirt with freshly printed “Black Mesa” logo). I saw a man near the entrance (very serious-looking, in an expensive business suit) holding a plain grey cat in his arms. For some reason I’ve found that duo amusing. It also must have brought up certain associations that explain this picture.