Great story! Those of you who have never had cats around would be surprised at just how much they can learn to do.
He's never pulled cables, but mine does like to venture into the attic to inspect if I go up there for anything.
I've heard that they actually do use ferrets to pull wires through conduit in the UK. Can any of our UKish members confirm that?
Never seen it, but I suppose it's possible. Maybe up in Yorkshire?! Note for American readers:
We southerners often jokingly call this northern county "Flat cap and ferret country," in reference to the stereotypical image of the local headwear and habit of keeping pet ferrets.