some friends were walking their dogs in the Hollywood hills the other day and met a cousin of Zampa's. Luckily, the dogs like cats, and the bobcat was curious, so everyone walked away satisfied with the encounter.
Having cut my teeth on Encyclopedia Brown and the Hardy Boys, this was a joy to read. My youngest brother absconded with the extensive Hardy Boys collection that our mom maintained in her bookshelves long after we grew out of them. I may have to borrow a few of them back, now.