Cover of Cat-Tales: Watering HoleWatering Hole

Based on a short story in The Further Adventures of Batman, Watering Hole introduces the character of Kittlemeier, a craftsman who makes the gadgets and costumes for many of Batman's enemies, as well as some pieces for Batman himself.

While Cat-Tales fully acknowledge Kittlemeier as the creation of Mike Resnick in Neutral Ground, it should be stated that all but the name seems to be an original character. His accent and Eastern European roots, personal quirks and habits, and the tales of his grandfather in The Gotham Rogues are all unique to Cat-Tales.

There is one episode of note from the Batman/Catwoman relationship. Selina recalls a Bat encounter where the fight turned into some heavy petting, and something she murmured was later incorporated into a Wayne Enterprises advertising campaign. There is also a brief rooftop scene where Batman's behavior may strike some as odd. This does not seem "out of character" however, but more of a symptom of his state of flux in dealing with Catwoman in costume now that the situation has changed so radically between Bruce and Selina. Neither of them really know how to behave now, and while it is not foreshadowing, per se, it is evidence of the changes begun in him with Satori that will come to a crisis point in Times Gone By.

Like all Cat-Tales, Watering Hole can be read online on the Cat-Tales website or mobile mirror, and can be downloaded as an ebook or pdf, which is sized for printing at Cafe Press. It is collected in Cat-Tales Book 1.