Amaya -- so sorry about Emacs.
I had two cats for a couple years, and lost Felix during a move back East, The saddest thing has been that Leo lost a brother to play with and had to become sort of a loner, and rely more on human companionship.
Last night Leo suprised me, I was idly swinging my headphones around and he began to play with them and we had a good old style tussle like we used to when he was a kitten, and I thought, hmm, I should probably get him some proper toys again, cats never really outgrow that even if they get to go outside and hunt small furry creatures and butterflies and annoy other cats. Wish his brother was still around..
Anyway, I think you should still take Vim to the beach sometime.