Bristol - (Claw Enforcement): The fur used to fly during brief encounters when Tanja and Greg came home to their basement flat.
This week vital forensic clues in the Jo Yeates murder case are focused on claw clippings from her cat.
The ginger puss, known as Tiddles, was anathema to Tanja Morson whose inherent feline loathing may be due to a cat allergy.
"Tanja hated its 3am catterwauling outside her bedroom window," Chris Jefferies' cleaning woman related today.
"Jo, of course, doted on Tiddles and defended his hunting habits when 'people upstairs' claimed he was torturing blue tits under the pergola."
This week police said DNA traces on claw sheddings in Jo's Canynge Road apartment matched positive to Vincent Tabak.
And some corresponding scratch marks found on Tabak's body may be enough to nail the purrpetrator.
Jo's boyfriend Greg Reardon is on the record that he found Tiddles home alone when he returned on the Sunday night after his Yorkshire trip.
"The cat was starving and a bit freaked," Reardon admitted to pals recently.
"Now I wonder just what he might have seen that night Jo died."
Tabak, who appeared at court briefly today via videolink, has been remanded for a Crown Court indictment on 4th May.
The Dutch national - whois planning to plead Not Guilty - may have to be reminded about British law on purrjery.