The cats of San Lucas love the slug wine even more than we humans do.  Of course, they prefer it in its natural form, raw and very warm, from a still-living slug.  Yes.  Vampire cats the size of small horses.  Not miniature horses, not ponies, but Honest-To-God horses.  And they are scarily intelligent.  The Peloran say they were genetically engineered by the Albion too.  Thank God they stayed out of The War.  They are the stuff of nightmares.  Even mine.