Hmmm, that's an interesting question.
Given that perhaps only %10 of cats are actually nice natured, I'd probably have to say I'd go for the cats dying out, since I suspect if we had planet of the cats they'd soon work their human slaves to death in the tuna mines .
Okay here be a pyratical question garrrr!
Would you rather have a peg leg or a hook?
I'd have to go for the peg leg myself. Hooks are cool and everything, but I couldn't' type if I had a hook. After all, while it'd be harder to get around with a peg leg it'd still be possible, but there are two many things I'd still need two hands for .
So I'd have to go for being captain Long Dark Silver rather than Captain James Dark, which I suppose is also a good thing, since I'd much rather find treasure than get eaten by a crocodile .
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)