I take most of my political advice from hobbits, thank you very much. Their mayor mostly presides over banquets, and their police force is mostly their to find stray cattle. Clearly it is a successful system.
This bit made me feel so sad, especially as everyone was like "shut up neville, don't be so stupid" bitches they don't know the half of it. And it could've been a challenge, looking at how difficult and deadly the other ones were, why couldn't it have been?
Definitely bonded mates, they are so expressive with each other and prefer to sleep cuddled together. They are not distant and reserved with a playmate or friend like this. Even if it is another species. Once they give their love, they give their trust. Please never violate that! It is the highest gift a cat can bestow.