While I was leaning over and getting my things out of the car, a little grey cat jumped in and had a nose around. Usually cats tend to run away from unfamiliar humans but this one evidently wanted a ride somewhere. I had to gently shoo her away. I always assume cats are female and dogs are male, clearly I’m some kind of animal sexist. Or French, they give their nouns masculine and feminine genders, don’t they? She had the softest fur and looked genuinely sad when I locked the car up and walked away. La triste chat gris.