Loki: What do you mean you’re both sick?
Me: Yes, that’s true.
Kuri: It’s still not okay to be late with breakfast.
Me: You’re getting fed now.
Loki: About time. Oh, and thank you.
Hiyu: We can take care of ourselves.
Loki: No, we can’t. We need to be fed.
Hiyu: Just pour all that food on the floor and you can take however long you want to get better.
Loki: Oh, I get it. Pour out all the treats too.
Kuri: And all the catnip you keep up in the cupboards.
Me: Sorry, but that’s not going to happen.
Hiyu: What about play time?
Me: I’ll release the battery-powered toys.
Loki: What’s a battery?
Me: It’s what makes the caterpillar run around and hide under the furniture.
Me: Sorry guys, but that’s it for the day. I’m going back to bed.
Kuri: I’ll walk the dog for you.
Me: No. You’re still not allowed outside.
Loki: Why does the dog get a baby picture and we don’t?
Me: Because it’s cute and it fits.
Loki: We were cute kittens.
Me: Happy now?
Kuri: I’ll sleep on whoever has the highest temperature.
Hiyu: I’ll keep watch on top of the dresser.
Loki: I can keep knees warm.
Kuri: I’ll wake you up when the dog wants out.
Loki: I’ll start with your ankles.
Hiyu: Don’t worry. We got this.
And so they do.