"You have a cat?" Hermione wasn't sure why this was such a surprise. "When did that happen? Let me know if you need any advice. I've had Crookshanks since my third year at school."
She settled herself on the edge of the table and watched as he checked the titles. Here in Grimmauld Place the resemblance between Regulus and his brother was almost unnerving, and she was glad Regulus was in his usual flowing Egyptian robes.
"Of course, Crookshanks isn't exactly a normal cat. He's part-kneazle and almost too intelligent sometimes. Sirius used to say he was the smartest cat he'd ever known - "
Her voice trailed off at the memory of the first compliment she'd ever heard from Sirius.