A space invader came to the house today and judging - correctly - Jelly the tortoiseshell cat to be the most intelligent life form here, tried to frighten her into submission. She wasn't having any of that, however, so he then tried to wipe her memory of his visit.
The cynical would say that SO has just tried on his new bee keeping hood and, like small boys trying on new hats everywhere, been unable to refrain from pretending to be a story character. Jelly denies any such encounter though, so perhaps her memory is really affected. Or perhaps she's too embarrassed to admit she was taken in.