We recently acquired a new cat – yes, a Chinese hopping vampire cat! My husband Dougal is a fan of any kind of Japanese and/or Chinese anime or action flicks. He particularly likes the Chinese vampire movies, in which the vampires can’t really walk on the earth, because the good and positive earth repels the vampires’ negativity, or negative “chi“. So, the vampires end up hopping around because the earth repels them. Our new cat apparently shares this characteristic – he seems unable to walk on the ground, and must therefore walk over dressers, end-tables, people, etc. to get from one location to the other. His reluctance to touch the ground, coupled with the fact that he is a black cat and completely nocturnal has led us to the definite conclusion that we own possibly the world’s first Chinese Hopping Vampire Cat.