We got there, got our drinks and delivered the cupcake to the Coffee Maiden, who, in turn, ripped a cupcake recipe out of an old Bon Appetit and gave it to me to take back to Natalie, who in addition to cat blogs, also is addicted to cupcake blogs.
On the way back, I let Melly walk most of the way (except for crossing the streets). She saw a couple of other cats, who'd spotted her long since and they all studied each other for a bit, until Melly started to approach one of them. Despite Melly's diminutive size and leisurely pace, the adult cat she was heading for BOLTED!
After that there was a bit of poking around in a hedge and then a bit in the landscaping outside N's apartment.
We came back inside and Melly was about halfway through the door when Scarlett welcomed her with her first hiss of the day. *sigh*