January 20, 2014
My cat coos and warbles like a polysyllabic pigeon, with inflection that sounds as if she is asking a multiple-clause question, punctuation, and a large question mark. My response of, "What, Mewy, what?" looking down at her on the floor, where she looks up at me, dash-mouthed, are met with a steady gaze that insists I know what she's asking and how dare I suggest she ask again. Often she'll ask again in spite of herself, more insistently, and much more rarely she'll turn and ask her question of the mirror propped on the floor into which she routinely gazes.