Loki: I’ll tell you a secret.
Kuri: Don’t, you’ll get us in trouble.
Me: Is it an important secret?
Hiyu: Yes, and we really can’t wait to tell you.
Loki: Keep the feather stick moving and we’ll tell you everything.
Hiyu: We’ve been practicing secret cat ninja skills.
Me: I thought all cats were ninjas.
Hiyu: True, but we decided we had to be more versatile to be a Cat Emergency Response Team.
Loki: I’ve secretly been watching dog shows.
Kuri: I’ve taught Hiyu and Loki how to make shoes disappear. If you stick your head in a shoe far enough, you can walk it under some furniture. It drives humans nuts.
Me: You mean my friends?
Hiyu: I’ve taught Kuri and Loki how to open cupboards and how to hide in the highest places.
Me: So all three of you now know how to open cupboards?
Kuri: And sliding doors.
Loki: (feather in mouth) mmmph?
Me: What skill have you taught?
Kuri collides with Loki and the feather jumps back in the air. Hiyu, who’s been waiting for his chance takes it down.
Loki: I’m working on door knobs. I have the mechanics of it down. I’m still figuring out how to hook my paws around the knob to get a good turn out of it.
Hiyu: You almost did it.
Kuri: And once we can open all the doors, we can go anywhere and use our secret cat powers for the good of the world.
Me: I think– (mid-air collision between Kuri and Loki. Hiyu jumps on his throne and laughs at them.)
Loki: Can we have dinner now?
I don’t tell them that I know the secret of locks and keys. ~lisa