“Mum … I don’t think I want to make a cartoon about a cat.” Why ever not? I would.
“I didn’t think you were particularly fond of cats.” I don’t know what you’re talking about. We used to have a cat. You remember Smutty, don’t you?
“Of course I remember him. But that’s not the point, Mum…”
He was a very good ratter. We used to lend him out.