I received the following text message from the Army Dude yesterday morning:
Swamp Yankee update: Hillbilly cat contemplates coup d'etat of oppressive non-democratic military regime. Coup revealed via communication intercept bewtween hillbilly cat and the revolutionary tick army. Hillbilly cat planned to fund coup with blood money.
Now you know why I forgave him for the Military Ball dress debacle. The Dude is hilarious.