I'm not shocked the cat was cut. It's not like the cat was really important but yeah, a modern adaptation would have probably changed kiitties name to "Blacky" or "midnight" or something.After listening to both of these again (I only have the audiobooks), for Call of Cthulhu, yes I can see what you are saying. Didn't really stand out to me because sometimes descriptions gloss over for me a bit with audiobooks. With Rats in the Walls it just straight up isn't in my version. It's some sort of abridged acted version and there's not even the mention of a cat.