In a light hearted short story I want to write, the main idea is a boy being put in the body of a cat. However, what do I do with his body, as he will need it back, and I need the other characters to not be too stressed out over this, so I can focus on the jokes. The idea is that a crazy evil scientist creates a machine and attempts to put human minds into animals, to see if they can harness the abilities. I've had the idea of putting the human body into some sort of coma, but that won't fit the tone I'm going for. I've had the idea of saying he's in a care home, so if he was missing, he wouldn't care about them that much, and not feel the need to explain his absense. I've probably explained this really badly, so please ask any questions!