I've met him - and his cats.
I didn't know he had cats until I had come out to Sacramento to meet Wara (indefinite anomaly) earlier this year. Unfortunately I am rather allergic to cats.
This, and a few others, were taken at his house --
And yeah, he's cool. And rumor has it he's rather fond of sake.
I would also swear that his cats knew I was allergic. The seem to like anyone who doesn't like cats. Actually, I suppose I don't dislike
cats, but I hate what they can do to me.