The "ugly" quip is but an opinion. I'm not sure having cats and liking bullfighting are mutually exclusive. It's not like Hemingway evolved away from bullfighting and then towards cats. Your note implies (or I infer from it) that aficionados of bullfighting hate animals and that Hemingway evolved to some higher plane as evidence by his liking of cats later in life. Most I have met that go to bullfights love animals. In fact most hunters do too. One of my two cats is laying on my desk here next to my laptop as I write this note, and I like bullfighting. In fact, we even have bloodless bullfighting in one of our dusty South Texas towns near the border. But for the real stuff, one has to cross the border. With the pre-Lenten festivities about to start in Mexico, there will be plenty of bullfighting going on with some world class matadors from all over the world converging in Mexico. So, I will probably get on my motorcycle and make another crossing. Wanna go?