Here is a fine cat named Tribble. Like many of the animals in these pages, Tribble has been dead for many years. Yet this cat remains a splendid role model for us all. Not only was he a noble, kitten-protecting big cat, he had a glorious attitude toward life. Tribble was the sort of cat who would stretch out on his back and fall asleep, only to awaken half an hour later to complete the stretch and then go on about his business. We can learn from his example: you’re a lot more likely to get your belly rubbed if you spend a lot of time asleep, smiling, and stretched out on your back.