R. Talbot - I will burn Joss Sticks and think happy thoughts for your AMD bug report. Hey, don't ask, don't get, so maybe they'll have an answer.
Robert - I have lured the cat into the living room by building a large fire. The mat is an anti-static mat from Modmat. Link here: http://www.modright.com/cat/l1/g61/Mod-Mat.html
I have the Extreme model (23" x 47"). Very happy with it. They have smaller versions as well.