You pick up a few dirty tricks when you have to, it seems.

I’ve learned that when Momo just up and says she didn’t do something… that that’s what we in the trade call a lie. Or sometimes it’ll be something technically true – “the cat didn’t knock over my milk” – that nevertheless requires closer inspection. This craftiness is new, but little does she know: mom’s been around the sun a few times.

Speaking obliquely of our dumbest child, we’ve deduced that Genji has anxiety after all of his surgeries? Cat anxiety is a thing? But that’s just backstory for the picture I wanted to share of the blissful calm he enjoyed for hours after Kev put him in a shirt. Guys, my cat has anxiety and needs a thundershirt; what is pet ownership, even.