Letter: Bring on the virtual cat

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Bring on the virtual cat

Sir: I was interested to read the item on the Japanese craze for Tamagotchi, the virtual reality pet ("Virtual poo in the handbag becomes a fashion accessory that no girl can do without", 7 March).

Would it be too much to hope that this country's millions of cat-owners might be persuaded to adopt them in place of the real thing?

The thought of cat poo (even of the virtual kind) being deposited in the owner's handbag rather than on every freshly dug patch of soil in my garden fills me with delight.

Think also of the acres of supermarket shelf space which would not be required if tins of cat food were no longer to be stocked.

R SHEPPARD

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

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