There were no dogs on Pluto. They were barred as an unnecessary drain on the colony’s limited resources. But to the surprise of most of the colonists, a cat was there.
Somehow, Alice’s cat had stowed away. Alice, of course, denied any knowledge of how the cat had smuggled itself into her luggage along with 12 cans of its favorite food and all its best toys.
But it seemed unfair. So a faction, led by Danny the ex-parking attendant, advocated the cat’s extermination. This didn’t worry the cat much. By his computation, he still had at least 7.5 lives remaining.